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STEM Careers

Educational Broadcasts to Inspire and Prepare Students for the Digital Economy of Tomorrow

According to ACT Document is available for download (.pdf), many students from low-income, minority, and/or first-generation backgrounds are far less prepared for college-level science and math curricula than their more privileged peers. To help address this problem, Internet Essentials from Comcast and the Council for Opportunity in Education collaborated to create educational broadcasts. Each broadcast pairs a real teenager who participates in a pre-college TRIO program with a real professional mentor from a non-traditional STEM career. Students get a tour of their mentor’s workspace, resources, and day-to-day projects. They get a window into the careers of today so that they can image all the possibilities of tomorrow. For more information about this intiative, please click here Document is available for download (.pdf).

See below to view the first episode from the series or click here to watch on our YouTube channel.