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Borton-Lawson was pleased to welcome the STEEM CareerLinking Academy to our Lehigh Valley office this week.
CareerLinking Academies seeks to increase the awareness of Science, Technology, Engineering, Environment, and Math (STEEM) career pathways through project-based learning and activities for girls between the ages of 10 – 12 years old in the Lehigh Valley.
Our team did breakout sessions with the girls that included a Virtual Reality demo, a clean water activity, and a structure-building competition.
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.
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.