I just attended the Rockwall ISD STEM advisory meeting and want to share the exciting programs that are already happening in our schools and how we industry folks can help.
Schools like Rockwall are looking to have business representatives like you to help them shape this program. Rockwall is among several North Texas Schools that have Career Technical Education CTE programs. For the 2014-2015 school year, Rockwall ISD will offer 82 career-related courses in 19 programs of study in Business & Industry, Public Service and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math).
In order to make these career programs students need to have interaction with business professionals to learn what careers in these programs are like. I know when I was in school, I had no idea what an engineer did but I was crazy enough to pick it as a major. Now students can get an intro to engineering and work through some real world engineering problems. Here’s a link to an article where I spoke at an All Girl’s Robotic Camp at Collins Community College.
To get involved with your local North Texas schools, please go to www.STEMfire.com and register as a volunteer. STEMfire is a free tool connecting industry professionals to educators in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in North Texas.
Forward Vision Marketing is part of the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) that helped develop the STEMfire tool. Our mission to inspire students to pursue STEM careers to prepare them for the next generation workforce.