In 2013, the Workforce Education Coalition developed industry tour programs to introduce high school students to in-demand vocational and STEM careers. Interest in career exploration opportunities was so great that the WEC expanded its program offerings to include STEM-Ersions for teachers, STEM-Equity programs for girls, monthly Entrée to Employment industry sector dinners and several special projects for the business community.
WEC Student Programs bring students into contact with employers and workplaces to offer them the opportunity to learn what it’s like to work in their fields of interest. Below are the tree major WEC Student Programs.
WEC tours bring students into the workplace to offer them the opportunity to see what it’s like to work in their fields of interest. On the tour, they also get a chance to speak with professionals who know what skill training is key to job success. Our post-tour surveys confirm that these tours open students’ eyes to new possibilities.
Entrée to Employment
Every month students and professionals from a different industry sector dine together to explore career pathways. Over 1,000 students and professionals participate annually.
Digital Equity Scholarship
This Digital Equity Scholarship program awards high quality refurbished laptops to low income students enrolled in STEM career pathways.