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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.

Youth Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release:
April 3, 2017
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CONTACT:
Amber Taylor
703-201-4893
ataylor@tomorrow.org

Local High School Students Explore STEM Careers of the Future

Los Angeles – More than 250 local high school students will learn about career opportunities during the SIATech Youth Leadership Summit on April 5th at East Los Angeles 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 Transportation, 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.

WHAT: SIATech Youth Leadership Summit

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 8:00am-2pm
(Panel of Southern California business professionals will kick off the day at 9:00am in the Ingalls Auditorium)

WHERE: East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754

WHO:
More than 250 SIATech and L.A.-Area high school students and teachers

Speakers include:
Ben Bobo – NeuroTemp, BioMed Device
Dana Calit – Google, Software Engineer
Janis Hernandez– California Geological Services
Joni Renolaitis - Experian
Rajan Shandil – Wirefire, Media/Entertainment
Dr. Betty Uribe – California Bank & Trust

Universities and clubs will be on hand for students to network and connect with valuable career and academic opportunities.

Onsite media contact: Greg Nicholson, 213-925-4693

Follow #YLSLosAngeles on social media for live updates and photos.

For information about the Summit, please visit the website or contact Karen Marshall at kmarshall@tomorrow.org or 949-609-4660 x16.

About SIATech
SIATech Charter Schools is an award winning network of fully-accredited public high schools that serve low-income, previously out-of-school youth. SIATech enables students to re-engage, take charge of their learning, and obtain the tools needed to be college-and-career ready. 

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, California, supports the innovative uses of research-based science, math and technology resources to develop critical thinking, problem solving and creativity in K-12 students. Project Tomorrow addresses the challenges of developing schools for the 21st century through national research projects, community and school-based programs, online tools and resources, and advocacy efforts to ensure that all students are prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world.