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“Promoting STEM opportunities for ALL students and arming them with 21st Century employability skill

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October 08, 2018

Carbon Schuylkill Luzerne (CSL) STEM Ecosystem
“Promoting STEM opportunities for ALL students and arming them with 21st Century employability skills.”
  • 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 millery@ptd.net
Dr. Brian Gasper bgasper@jtasd.org
Dr. Tony Grieco tgrieco@liu18.org
Lead Organization: Lehigh Carbon Community College
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