Thursday, August 10, 2017

Does your business help inspire girls in STEEM?

Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director

For our youth summer, is the time for fun, exploration and memorable experiences.  Our STEEM CareerLinking Academies offer this and more for girls between the ages of 10 - 12 years old in the Lehigh Valley.

Through the support of the Bosch Community Fund, the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. developed week long CareerLinking Academies to increase the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Environment, and Math (STEEM) career pathways through project-based learning and activities. 

The curriculum includes: career exploration, educational field trips, tours of manufacturers, educational institution visits, hands-on science/environmental/conservation projects, and leadership, life skills, problem-solving and critical thinking activities led by female mentors in STEEM-related occupations.

As participants complete daily STEEM CareerLinking Academy activities, they work towards a final student showcase presentation for parents, guardians, families, and mentors at the end of the week.  This final day celebration highlights STEEM CareerLinking Academy activities from the week and showcases participants’ achievements.

These CareerLinking Academies are aligned to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Career Education and Work and are designed to develop a future workforce pipeline in high demand, high growth industries such as manufacturing.

If your business is interested in hosting these a group in summer 2018, please contact us.  I know that you will gain as much perspective as these future leaders do through your participation.  To see more photos please visit my facebook page that captured all the education and fun!

2017 June and July STEEM CareerLinking Academies