Irvine HS Students to Exhibit Ethics Presentations During Greater Irvine Chamber Virtual April 20 Business & Workforce Development Meeting

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

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Five teams of Irvine High School students have completed a semester-long Ethics Forum program created by the Greater Irvine Chamber Business and Workforce Development Committee (BWD) in partnership with Irvine Unified School District and Vital Link.

The students will showcase their work during the BWD virtual meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 4–5:30 p.m. Parents and the public are invited to attend.

Join the Zoom meeting here.

Student presentations will cover:

  • Drug Regulation
  • Government Intervention in the Financial Industry
  • Government Subsidy of Dollar Tree/99 Cent Stores
  • Ethics of Electronic Tracing with COVID-19
  • Racial Bias in Healthcare

The Ethics Forum program, led by Dr. Brian Dozer, president of Vital Link, is designed to teach students by introducing, instructing, and promoting the process of ethical decision making, using common ethical dilemmas to determine criteria and to respond appropriately. Students learn why critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving are critical to ensure successful situational outcomes.

“The world we live in is filled with problems that have a lot of gray areas, and being able to navigate through those situations by applying ethical decision-making models to them is a skill that students will use for the rest of their lives,” Dozer said. “I am always extremely impressed by the quality of the students we work with at our high schools. And this year, since the program was conducted virtually, they were even more impressive in their focus and dedication. Every year I learn many things from our students, and this year even more so”  

The final piece of the project included a report of the students’ findings to their teacher.

The 2021 spring semester installment of the Ethics Forum program was conducted under Irvine High School teacher Courtney Smith's supervision.

For more information about Ethics Forum or how to become involved in the Business and Workforce Development Committee, contact Pepper Russell.

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