The Employer Workplace Simulation Pilot Project is a collaborative effort between the Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration, DirectEmployers Foundation, NSWC Crane and Bloomfield School District. The pilot project presents an innovative way of “doing business” in schools. It is designed to actively engage students in learning by inviting businesses to have a physical presence within the school building and provide authentic, real world learning that actively engages students and prepares them for the future workforce. It provides meaningful experiences by integrating Indiana Standards and school curricula with the core concepts and ideas that underlay the day to day business operations of NSWC Crane. DirectEmployers Foundation provides oversight for the pilot program, funding and support as the program grows each year to other schools and counties within the region. Indiana University’s Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration provides manpower, technical support and professional development for schools and volunteers.