State Rep. Brandon Neuman on Thursday hosted his STEM Initiative Forum—an event that brought together business leaders and educators to develop strategies to better prepare local students for good-paying, high-demand science and technology jobs in the region.
The STEM (also known as science, technology, engineering and mathematics) forum took place at Pony Baseball Headquarters, located at 1951 Pony Place in Washington.
Joining Neuman, D-North Strabane, were representatives from global businesses Chevron, Shell and Westinghouse, along with education experts from California University of Pennsylvania, the Carnegie Science Center and Junior Achievement, to discuss their STEM programs and outreach activities.
The forum, Neuman had said, was a way for leading businesses and educators to discuss how to strengthen local programs that prepare students for careers in science and technology.
And it couldn't have gone better, the legislator said.
“The STEM Initiative Forum was a great success.” Neuman said. “The educators and job creators had an excellent discussion about how we can all work together to best prepare local students for STEM-related jobs in the global economy.”
Neuman continued: “I want our students to have the education and skills to take advantage of any local job that is available.” Neuman said. “I think it is important our students are able to compete with anyone from around the world.”