Science, technology, engineering and mathematics–better known as the amalgamation STEM–has been a growing drumbeat in the education and career worlds. But what does a STEM-based job actually look like?
The STEM Fest seeks to answer the question not just for students, but their families as well.
“We decided that we need to expose both students and teachers to STEM, along with their families,” Mary Brown said. She is with the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council that is coordinating the event with 50 businesses and organizations, from the United States Geological Service to Sapa Extrusions North America.
“It’s definitely a new venture for us,” Brown said. “It’s a whole new ballgame, but we’ve gotten a great reaction from the companies and the community.”
The development council took advantage of its existing connections with businesses through its WorkSource training and its youth programs with Educational Service District 112.