Connecting young people with industry is essential to creating relevant, hands-on learning opportunities and career exploration in STEM fields. STEM industry professionals play a critical role in making STEM learning come alive!
There are two key roles you can support STEM career exploration:
– Youth Career Connect: Hire young people! (host an internship, provide paid work experience, job shadows, etc.)
– Oregon Connections: Visit a classroom, consult with educators on STEM topics and lessons, connect your work site to a classroom virtually, mentor students for STEM projects/science fairs, robotics clubs etc.