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Career Connection Days

What are Career Connection Days?

Students explore a variety of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) related careers and businesses that exist in the region.

What is the difference between STEAM and STEM careers?

“STEAM is intentional about connecting the arts in and through the STEM areas. It’s not just about ‘making the product look pretty’. Instead, the arts are an integral part of the work as a whole. Both the actual arts themselves and/or the skills the arts build.”

Image and excerpt from “STEAM Careers for the 21st Century

Each Career Connection Day includes the following:

  • Meet & talk to STEAM professionals in a relaxed, informal setting.
  • Discover pathways to developing STEAM skills and experiences outside of school.
  • Participate in a hands-on workshop relating to the day’s career theme.
  • Souvenir booklets with interactive sections designed specifically around Career Education & Work Standards.
  • Create evidence of standards fulfillment for the student files.

Standards addressed include:

  • 13.1 Career Awareness and Preparation
    13.1.5 and 13.1.8 (D) Local Career Preparation Opportunities
    13.1.5 and 13.1.8 (E) Career Selection Influences
    13.1.5 and 13.1.8 (F) Preparation for Careers
  • 13.3 Career Retention and Advancement
    13.3.8 (A) Work Habits
    13.3.8 (B) Cooperation and Teamwork
    13.3.8 (G) Lifelong Learning

Upcoming Career Connection Days

Women in Science & Engineering: STEAM in Action

November 17 and November 18, 2022

Healthcare Connections

February 16 and February 17, 2023

Recommended for middle school-age students; appropriate for all ages.

Want to make a reservation? Contact the Reservations Office at 610-841-1875.

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