“Promoting STEM opportunities for ALL students and arming them with 21st Century employability skill
October 08, 2018
Carbon Schuylkill Luzerne (CSL) STEM Ecosystem
“Promoting STEM opportunities for ALL students and arming them with 21st Century employability skills.”
WHO ARE WE?
- The CSL STEM Learning Ecosystem was founded in spring 2016 and is one of only 68 designated STEM Ecosystems in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Kenya. stemecosystems.org
- We are composed of over 50 community partners from Carbon, Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties; all are committed to the development of career pathways in business/ industry by exposing students and parents to 21st Century jobs and needed employability skills.
- We believe that career and technical education can provide a pathway and the STEM skills needed for strong life sustaining careers.
Our Mission: To be a catalyst for building a strong collaborative effort among educational institutions, businesses and community members that will result in a successful workforce through intentional STEM initiatives.
Our Vision: All students will possess the needed STEM skills to be competitive for the 21st Century jobs in Northeastern PA.
What STEM skills are needed for today’s workforce?
- Key employability skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and creativity are key principles in STEM that are desperately needed in the workforce.
How can we help you?
- Catalyst for change in educational curriculum in school day and after-school programs that reflect the skills needed in the workplace so graduating seniors meet your workplace needs.
- Pilot registered pre-apprenticeships for high school students where school districts, and career and technical schools work with local business and industry to insure students have the necessary skills and competencies needed for YOUR workforce.
How can you help us promote our mission?
- Display the CSL Ecosystem logo in your business/organization as part of our STEM for All Campaign.
- Become an honorary member of the CSL STEM Ecosystem by attending one of our board meetings.
- Provide a contact person so we can update you on CSL Ecosystem activities.
- Become involved in our Educator in the Workplace program.
- Sponsor a Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship
- Follow us @STEMCSL
Members of the CSL STEM Learning Ecosystem Board
|Marla Doddo-Luzerne Schuylkill WDB||JP Evans-St. Luke’s Health Network|
|Dr. Tony Grieco-IU 18||Jamie Drake-CMP Drug and Alcohol|
|Dr. Brian Gasper-Jim Thorpe School District||Rich Mackrell-IU 18|
|Jonathan Cleaver-Lehighton School District||Teri Ooms-Institute for Public Policy & Economic
|David Reinbold-Carbon Career and Technical Institute (CCTI)||Dr. Robert Palazzo-Panther Valley Elementary|
|Dr. Clem McGinley-Jim Thorpe Rotary||Rick Rava-West Side CTC|
|Terri Keefe-Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC)||Lori Herman-Hazleton CTC|
|Dr. Winnie Black- Project Accelerate PSAYDN||Dr. Greg Koons-IU 29|
|Laura Saccente-PA Statewide Afterschool Youth
and Development Network (PASYDN)
|Deb Kleckner-Carbon County Builders Association|
|Bill Richards-State Senator John Yudichak office||Steve Toth- Tamaqua Area School District|
|Rachel Strucko-Carbon/Schuylkill SHINE After-School Program||Eric Lech-IU 21|
|Carol Nicholas-Luzerne County SHINE Program||Heather Nelson- Office of Vocational Rehabilitation|
|Brian Waite-Shenandoah School District||Sue Spry-Luzerne County Community College|
|Melissa Volcskai-Lehighton School District||David Kerr-AT&T|
|Brooke Wowak-Shenandoah School District||Danielle Hess-COO Highwood USA|
|Robin Plesniarski- Lehigh Valley Health Network||Dr. Anthony Guariglia-Wilkes-Barre CTC|
|Heather Mullen-parent||Joe Sebelin-Pocono WDB|
|Dr. Terri Wignot-Wilkes University||Mary Figura-Pine Grove School District|
|Kathy Henderson-CC Chamber- Business/Ed||Ty Yost- IU 18|
|Kathy & Rick Reaman-Business/Industry||Shannon Brennan- Schuylkill Technology Centers|
|Dr. Ronald Grevera- Greater Nanticoke Area School District||Brad Hurley-State Senator John Yudichak office|
|Tracy Dudash- Mahanoy Area||Jeanne Miller-Miller Educational Services|
CSL Contact: Jeanne Miller firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Brian Gasper email@example.com
Dr. Tony Grieco firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Organization: Lehigh Carbon Community College
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