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Lawmaker Plans Forum to Connect Students With Jobs

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State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-North Strabane, announced he will hold a STEM education forum for local educators on Jan. 24.

This will be the second forum hosted by Neuman that focuses on connecting local students with local jobs. 

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The purpose of the forum will be to discuss initiatives that can help improve local STEM initiatives and increase the collaboration between educators and job creators.

“We need to reaffirm and strengthen our role as leaders in technological innovation and discovery,” Neuman said. “I especially want us to find ways to encourage our local students to enter STEM-related careers that are available in Washington County.”

Neuman said he plans to invite representatives from businesses in STEM-related industries to work with educators in strengthening STEM education programs.

“True innovation takes place both in the lab and in the field,” Neuman said. “I hope that educators and businesses can both see the benefit in collaborating to inspire the next generation.”

Neuman said that the time and location for the forum have yet to be decided— however, any questions regarding the forum can be directed to his office in Washington, Pa., by calling 724-743-7602.

cecil resident October 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Rep. Nueman that sounds like a very good program. The STEM related programs you talk about are they college type programs as well as trade school programs , and could you possibily list a few of the jobs that you feel are needed. I know of a young person who needs some guidance and I'm sure he is college bound.
Amanda Gillooly October 12, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Proud - I will make sure to follow up on this when the time and location are announced! If I don't talk to you, have a great weekend!
cecil resident October 13, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Thanks Amanda this could be a good program for our young people not that we are old lol.
Anna Coen October 13, 2012 at 08:54 PM
What a "Visionary" Rep Neuman. I couldn't agree more "Proud American". Stem appears to be a great program for our youth, and I am so happy to hear someone can see the need for our youth to be informed and ready for new horizons.I too would like to say "Thanks Amanda" keep up the good work, keeping us informed.
Amanda Gillooly October 18, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Thank you for your kind words, Ms. Coen!

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