E Squared


E Squared is the signature student leadership development program of Career Partners, Inc. - a partnership of local business, education, and government leaders.


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The purpose of the E Squared Competition is to expose high school students to real-life business situations both through training by local business people and through the team experience of creating a business venture in a competitive environment.  The use of trainers with business experience reinforces and adds relevance to the academic curriculum. The E Squared Competition consists of teams of 3-5 students from Career & Technical classes designing new business ventures and developing Business Plans to support obtaining financing from the fictitious E Squared Venture Capital Group. 

An assessment tool called the “E Squared Investment Evaluation Rubric” is used by each judge.  Participants study carefully the weighting system used in the Evaluation Rubric.  

The E Squared Competition is a significant part of each student’s spring Career & Technology Education curriculum.  In addition to the opportunity to win the competition and substantial scholarship funding, all students are graded according to their efforts by their respective classroom teachers.

The Vision of Career Partners is "To become a recognized educational model in creating synergy between local business and the school community."  At the 2015 E Squared Kickoff event, Dr. Bobbi Johnson, Superintendent of the Culpeper County School System, delivered the opening remarks. Her comments confirm that Career Partners is succeeding in its vision. Click here read Dr. Johnson’s opening comments.