The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.
For Immediate Release:
February 26, 2017
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San Jose – Local high school students and teachers are invited to attend the free SIATech Youth Leadership Summit on March 17th at San Jose City College. The summit is an interactive half-day event during which students can explore careers and education in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a special focus on Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Water, Environmental Technologies, Health, and Information & Communication Technologies/Digital Media.
The Summit is designed to provide students with valuable information about workforce development trends and what they need to do to be well prepared for the jobs of the future.
Statewide, California reports that in 2020, the number of jobs requiring a college degree will outstrip the number of jobs which do not, with most of those jobs being STEM-related. Additionally, 45% of today’s science and engineering workforce will retire within the next few years. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that science and math proficiency are the new “must-haves” for jobs outside of the usual STEM fields including positions in the hospitality, construction and services sectors.
Students and teachers should register by March 8th to secure their space at the free event. Registration and more information is available via the website: http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/youthLeadershipSummit.html