This week the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance and state officials announced the debut of the South Carolina Future Makers workforce initiative.
The goal is to increase the skilled workforce pipeline entering advanced manufacturing and technical related careers. The outreach effort is designed to inform young people, parents and advisors about rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing.
The SC Future Makers website features companies with a big South Carolina footprint: BMW, Boeing, Bridgestone, MTU and Red Ventures.
SC Future Makers is powered by STEM Premier, a Charleston startup helping young people identify career pathways, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline–it’s the Match.com for STEM professionals and companies.
Students as young as 13 can create a digital profile on STEM Premier to showcase credentials and verified specific skill sets. STEM Premier services are free to students with premium services available to companies and colleges.
National Director of Engagement Shea Tighe said 115,000 students in all 50 states have joined STEM Premier. They expect more than 250,000 by year end.
STEM Premier partner with PLTW for curriculum and ACT for testing.
For more on education for STEM success see:
- Next Generation Career Pathways: A Manufacturing Case Study
- Learner-Centered STEM: Meet Harmony Public Schools
- 11 Key Elements of Learner-Centered STEM
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