INNOVATIVE LIVE EVENT AND STAFFING TECH-ENHANCED LEARNING COMPANY LAUNCHED
FieldXperience Will Use Its Digital Micro-Learning Platform to Provide Students Training and Experiential Learning Opportunities to Enhance their Skills
Atlanta, GA (December 3, 2019) – If you are a college student wanting a great job after graduation but need work experience and work-ready skills like problem solving and critical thinking but don’t know how to get it with a rigorous academic and sometimes hectic sport schedule, there is a new company launched today that will help resolve this problem. fieldXperience, a new organization where education meets experience in the real-world and technology supercharges learning, has officially launched in North America, announced today by co-founders Sharyn Outtrim and Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski.
fieldXperience, is a unique two-part program where education meets experience on their proprietary platform combining micro-learning with opportunities for experience at some of the biggest events in the country. It’s the only company to combine a high-tech work-ready skills training in easy to understand modules with specific skills that professionals in any career needs. So why live events? Because live events simulate work and real life but intensified tenfold. They are short and achievable for students with busy schedules. Organizations need access to increase their team quickly for a short period of time. Whether it is at a ballgame, a tradeshow booth, a party or experiential promotion, fieldXperience puts those skills into practice by providing the staffing anywhere in the country when event organizers and experiential marketers need trained temporary workers. fieldXperience will provide today’s all-star workforce and tomorrow’s superheroes.
The brainchild of two women entrepreneurs, veteran sports executive Sharyn Outtrim and educator Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski, fieldXperience combines work experience at real-life events like the Super Bowl, Formula One, the NCAA® Championships, NBC The Voice or other high-visibility events with an innovative learning technology platform that delivers progressive lessons in micro-modules on any device, anytime, anywhere… to create a really super-powered workforce.
The heart of fieldXperience is its two major components: The custom-designed skills lessons, developed by a team of learning scientists led by Dr. Bialkowski were created give students a way to learn the skills they’ll need, at their own pace, on their own devices and still get the feedback they need in a fun, gamified format that encourages learning and retention. The second, equally important component, spear-headed by Sharyn Outtrim, is the chance to get out of the classroom and into exciting, real-life situations where students can polish their interpersonal skills, interacting with customers in high visibility situations.
Tim Prukop, CRO, Circuit of America’s said “In an effort to dramatically improve the experience for our most valued VIP’s we turned to FieldX, whose business model really intrigued us. The Fieldx students who participated in the Formula 1 Emirates United States Grand Prix provided a white glove experience that resulted in tremendous positive feedback from our guests. We look forward to working with fieldXperience on all our upcoming events.”
Co-Founder Sharyn Outtrim has more than 25 years of senior management in Sports, Entertainment and Hospitality specializing in business creation, development, sales and production. Having been integral in creating multiple high profile hospitality programs, she recently served as Senior Vice President at PrimeSport. Sharyn has worked major events such as Olympics, Super Bowl, NCAA Men’s Final Four, Rose Bowl, BCS & CFP National Championships, and more. Sharyn will lead the industry experiential initiative overseeing connections with all corporate, sports and entertainment partners.
Co-Founder Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski has more than 14 years of academic leadership at higher educational institutions and over 6 years of industry experience. Dr. Bialkowski is a professor at Concordia University, Ann Arbor. Her research centers on understanding and identifying industry expectations for executives and how experiential learning can be utilized as a pathway to ensure workforce readiness for the 21st century. Dr. Bialkowski will lead the experiential learning consultancy, training and development agenda for students, industry partners and clients.
Sharyn Outtrim and Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski said: “We have designed fieldXperience, also referred to as fieldX, to serve as the bridge to train and development tomorrow’s talent with workforce ready skills needed for all careers. We are on the cusp of a paradigm shift in learning and development - fieldX offers a collaborative solution that blends access and opportunities for students and young professionals to engage in vibrant digital learning pathways and then apply their knowledge in a practical way at live events across the country. At the same time, live events will benefit from an eager, skilled and trained temporary work force that have a stake in the game.”
Celebrities, Athletes & Events which have worked with Sharyn Outtrim and Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski over the years include: Olympics, NFL, Super Bowl, NCAA Championships, March Madness, Rose Bowl, BCS National Championship, CFP National Championship, NFR, PBR, sports legends Coach Dale Brown, Shaquille O’Neill, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Kurt Warner, Joe Montana, Coach Bruce Arians, Tony LaRussa, Pete Sampras, properties such as Georgia Dome, Circuit of Americas, Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village, Presidential Campaigns and Inaugurals for Bill Clinton, George Bush and more.
Coach Bruce Arians, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers said “We have absolutely loved having Sharyn, Joey-Lynn and their fieldX students be a major part of all our Arians Family Foundation events. They have exemplary work skills and contributed greatly to the success of our events.”
FieldXperience combines work experience at real-life events like the Super Bowl, Formula One, the NCAA Championships or other high-visibility events with an innovative learning technology platform that delivers progressive lessons in micromodules and on any device… to create a really super-powered workforce.
About Sharyn Outtrim
Instrumental in organizations’ experiential strategy, ideation and execution over the past 25 years with many prestigious sports and entertainment events such as 48 NCAA Championships, 40 College Bowl Games, 25 Super Bowls, 17 PGA Championships, 14 BCS/CFP Championships, 12 A-List Concerts, 2 Presidential Inaugurals, and 1 Olympic Games.
About Dr. Joey-Lynn Bialkowski
Research and consultation extends to connecting industry expectations and demands of tomorrow’s talent skills and level of workforce readiness with experiential and immersive learning opportunities. Dr. Bialkowski is the founding director and or has been chair for five undergraduate and three graduate Sports & Entertainment Business/Hospitality & Event Management programs at three Midwestern Private Universities.
Steve Webster, CMPR