ACCESS STEM Applications OPEN – Apply by April 8th!
Accessing Career Connected Experiences for Student Success
The ACCESS STEM program is a partnership between businesses and teachers that helps bring engaging, work-based problems to our classrooms. The overall goal of this partnership is to have more students be able to access post-secondary certification and move into the workforce. Earn 101 STEM Clock Hours and a $1,500 stipend.
How does the program work?
- Teachers participate in a 5-day placement in industry, supported with professional development in the summer and monthly follow-up meetings during the school year
- WABS and our team of mentor teachers work with participants and industry volunteers to translate the workplace experiences into their classrooms
- Teams consist of 3-4 teachers and 3-4 industry volunteers that write a problem-based unit using workplace scenarios to bring relevance to the classroom.
- Industry partners help share stories of real problems being solved in their workplace, share about skills needed to be successful in their industry and share about career opportunity in their sector.
After School STEM Academy – Spring Session
After School STEM Academy is an engaging, hands-on STEM expanded learning opportunity for elementary and middle school students facilitated by industry volunteers to build 21st Century skills and awareness of STEM careers and career pathways.
Volunteer Resources can be found here.