Category: Post-secondary and Training Stories
This panel showcased lessons learned from expanded education and post-secondary training programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge working with vulnerable and/or underserved populations.
In just three years, the Omaha STEM Ecosystem has built a network of almost 800 partners, working together towards a common goal. Business and education partners have worked to identify gaps in the community, most notably the need for deeper family engagement.
Narratives are powerful - they can be used to belittle or uplift entire communities. VC STEM makes STEM relevant and co-creates a narrative of the future side by side with families.
A robotics program in NeoSTEM sparks family engagement and leads to an exploration of new career possibilities. A two-year college creates a community around robots.
ISEP programs are designed WITH families with the intention to empower a sense of ownership over their students’ lives. ISEP even pays parents to participate in the process.
Community colleges offer important and affordable career options for students. The Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE) at Hillsborough Community College expands post-secondary options for families.
Family Engagement Panel by Louisiana based organizations at the Spring 2019 STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice Convening in New Orleans, LA in April 2019. This panel showcased lessons learned from expanded education and post-secondary training programs in New Orleans and Baton Rouge working with vulnerable and/or underserved populations.