June 2010 issue
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Clark County employers partner to sponsor High Tech U on June 15–17
Clark County students will have another chance to attend SEMI High Tech U. Hewlett–Packard, WaferTech and Clark College will host 40 local high school students for three amazing days from June 15–17.
The goal of the industry–driven, math and science–based career exploration program was to inspire students to be part of tomorrow’s high tech workforce by energizing and exciting them about careers in these fields.
As part of the region’s larger workforce development strategy to engage more youth in STEM education and careers, Lisa Nisenfeld, SWWDC executive director, said, “We see High Tech U as a way to excite kids about math and science and to help build a pipeline of STEM workers for our local area employers.”
The Clark County program is produced and presented by the SEMI Foundation in partnership with SWWDC, Hewlett–Packard, WaferTech, the Clark County High Technology & Community Council, Columbia Machine, Employers Overload, Underwriters Laboratories, the SEMI Pacific NW Steering Committee, and Clark College, the program’s higher–learning partner. The program is also funded in part with funds from a Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant administered by WorkSystems, Inc.
The three day program includes math and science activities at Hewlett–Packard, educational planning at Clark College, and mock interviews at WaferTech. The objective is to increase students’ understanding of the pathways necessary to move on to a technology–based career.
For more information on High Tech U, click here.
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