The focus of this summit, as is with all previous 15 summits, is to bring together the community of education, industry and government to to collectively see over the horizon as to what will improve and accelerate building our STEM educated workforce.
This summit brought together thought leaders to provide a call to action on where education, in partnership with industry, needs to undergo trans-formative change, like none seen in the modern age. Changing technology, workplaces, and social norms place new demands on educational structures and industry training. The jobs themselves will no longer fit traditional classifications, but morph into what IBM has identified as ‘New Collar” jobs.
Many of the skills and fundamentals for these ‘New Collar” jobs are best secured via creative internships and apprenticeships, in tandem with classroom studies.
STEM Summit XVI explored the best solutions to prepare students/graduates for these ‘new collar jobs’ in our frequently changing, technology demanding workforce.
Opening Remarks and Introductions were provided by (CCPS (Dr Lawson), HCPS (possible Dr. Sean W. Bulson), and John Casner, NMTC
Topic presented were:
- DLLR . MD Apprenticeship programs- Kelton Addison
- Northrup Grumman Apprenticeships – Tim Dominick
- Lockheed Martin Internships, Mark Daniels
- APG Rise Program and Internships – Mikale Brutus
- followed by a panel Q&A discussion
- The actual highlight was a tour of this incredible school and it’s state of art vocational labs and classrooms.