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Career Connection Days

What are Career Connection Days?

  • Students explore the variety of STEM-related careers and businesses that exist in the region.
  • Students meet STEM professionals working in a variety of fields and talk to them in a relaxed, informal setting.
  • Students discover pathways to developing their STEM skills and experiences outside of school.
  • Students participate in a hands-on workshop relating to the day’s career theme.
  • Included in each trip are souvenir booklets with interactive sections, designed specifically around PDE standards; students can complete and easily detach and submit these interactive sections to their teachers, creating evidence of standards fulfillment for the teacher’s 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

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

Field trip groups receive workshops and giveaways at a special group rate for these events. Please follow the event links below for more details.

Upcoming Career Connection Days

Women in Science and Engineering
Nov. 13-15, 2019

Our hallmark initiative showcasing STEM career paths for women and girls

Healthcare Connections
Jan. 15-17, 2020

Medical career options abound in the Lehigh Valley! Learn about being a surgeon, specialist, support team member, equipment designer or maker, therapist, drug developer, and many other career paths in healthcare.

Made in America
March 4-6, 2020

Welcome to the future of engineering, manufacturing, coding, and transportation!

Da Vinci Science Center Champions of Science:


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