This is going to get sciency. But it’s worth sticking with me. (I promise!)The jobs your students will be applying for? They don’t exist yet. 

But they’re about to. Want to know more?

Lean in closer. CHIPS. That Police show from the 70’s?  Potato Chips? Sun Chips? Poker chips? 


The national government is making a momentous shift to move microchip manufacturing and research and development from overseas back into America. In order to make this shift, the government has dedicated significant resources to companies in the microchip and computer science and technology industries. 

Your student has an opportunity to be part of an investment that will change the job landscape across the country in the next 10 years. 

How can you best prepare your students for jobs that don’t yet exist?

Simple: Executive Function Skills.

Through teaching executive function skills, you have the opportunity to help your student understand more about:

  • Their own important core values
  • Interests or strengths to explore
  • How to write goals based on these values and interests
  • How to use what they learn to make future decisions
  • Time management skills and strategies
  • How to put all of these pieces together to create a pathway to a fulfilling career

Whether your student is headed to traditional college, technical college, or into a career out of high school, you can participate directly in their success in elementary, middle, and high school, and beyond. 


You have an instrumental role in fostering conversations that include critical thinking, communication, planning, and creative-problem solving skills. You can help your students develop a growth mindset by creating a vision of who they want to be, goals that help them meet benchmarks, and an action plan that achieves them. 


And you don’t have to do it alone. Think about participating in a Yellow Parachute Quantum Jump executive function skills class or training, either for yourself, your students or both!

NEW Course dates posting next week. 


Read more about the CHIPS and Science Act – 

A brief background : Microchips first became well-known through Silicon Valley, a region near the Bay Area in California,  home to some of the largest tech companies in the world. Through Silicon Valley’s development, America established clear leadership in research and development and manufacturing in chip and tech industries.  But in the years following, America’s lead would be challenged.


The CHIPS Act has emerged as legislation positioned as America’s response to that challenge. First introduced in 2020, the CHIPS Act was signed on August 9, 2022. 


The Act (not the standardized test): The CHIPS Act provides $52 billion to promote domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research and development. (As an FYI, most of the remaining $200 billion-plus will go towards broader scientific research, with a focus on cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence and fusion energy.)


Intel’s Role: Leading microchip manufacturer Intel is on board! The company’s website reveals that Intel will invest more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio – one of Minnesota’s midwestern neighbors. Intel’s project is predicted to create seven thousand construction jobs and three thousand permanent jobs.

To support the development of the new site and feed the talent development pipeline, Intel pledged an additional $100 million toward partnerships with educational institutions. 

Intel’s partnerships will boost the role of these institutions in providing teaching and learning to build a pipeline of talent and bolster research programs in the region.

Watch for a rise in technology related career paths in educational institutions in Ohio and similar trends at the University MN, which already has a strong STEM program. 


You can read more about the CHIPS Act using the links provided in the background. How will you use this information? We’d love to hear from you!


Yours in the Journey,