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The challenges facing the 21st century workforce seem overwhelming. The competition for jobs increases as aging populations remain in the workforce longer, and technology The U.S. is experiencing a …

The challenges facing the 21st century workforce seem overwhelming. The competition for jobs increases as aging populations remain in the workforce longer, and technology The U.S. is experiencing a disturbing trend in youth losing interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Manufacturing centers locally have suffered from this decline. You might ask yourself, “How do I get youth excited and prepared for the workforce under such bleak conditions?” Heidi Dusek developed/adapted a series of curricula to excite youth about STEM careers while infusing youth leadership qualities that employers are looking for.
In collaboration with many sectors of the community (including school districts, higher-education, and businesses) the Summer STEM academies of 2010 engaged and exposed 42 youth and additional 90 parents and community members. The STEM academies of 2010 included The Magic of Hogwarts, Gateway Academy, CSI: Crime Scene Investigators, and Robotic Rule. Each camp was 2-5 days in length, engaged youth in hands-on opportunities to learn specific career skills and pathways to be successful in the 21st century workforce. All camps included an open house where the youth showcased what they learn through demonstrations and presentations.
The Summer STEM academies proved to be extremely successful by youth, parents, and community partners. Don’t feel like you know enough about STEM? No worries…This session will provide you with tons of resources to utilize in your county including marketing materials, curricula, and evaluation templates. Not to mention we will sample some of the activities so you can be engaged in the process. This is a great opportunity to engage youth and businesses in the same atmosphere for an incredible outcome: a competitive local workforce.

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  • Introduction of self- background
  • Activity: Graffitti Walls (Center for Afterschool Education Foundations, Inc.
  • Marketing tips: Tear-off posters, Flyers to schools/organizations, website, newsletters
  • STEM/Workforce/Leadership Research-indicators Nation 4-H SET abilities, Career Clusters, Kellogg Foundation, Ready for Work
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    • 1. Heidi Dusek Youth & Family Coordinator Outagamie County JCEP 2011
    • 2.
      • Whose my intended audience?
      • How to build programs around their interests?
      • Are learning objectives related to career skills?
      • Make learning relevant to local workforce?
      • How do I evaluate (STEM Skills, Workforce readiness, leadership)?
    • 3.
      • Age/Grade
      • Gender
      • Race/Ethnicity
      • Geography
      • Socio-Economic Status
      • Current Interests
    • 4.
      • STEM
      • Leadership
      • Workforce readiness
    • 5.
      • STEM : 4-H SET Checklist (National 4-H SET Task-force 2008) SET abilities
      • Leadership : Evaluating Outcomes & Impacts: Scan of 55 leadership development Programs (Kellogg Foundation)
      • Workforce Readiness : Ready by 21, Forum for Youth Investment ; Career Clusters
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      • What do you think will happen? (prediction/hypothesis)
      • How do you think the experiment works?
      • How does this relate to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math?
      • What type of job could you do work similar to this experiment?
    • 11.
      • Participant Journal
      • Parent post session evaluations (last day & 3 months-post session)
      • Participant Post-session evaluation
      • Science Process Skills Inventory (pre/post assessment)
      • © 2009 Oregon State University (permission granted April 4, 2011)
      • Bourdeau, V. D. & Arnold, M. E. (2009), The Science Process Skills Inventory. Corvallis, OR: 4-H Youth Development Education, Oregon State University.
    • 12.
      • Audience: engaged 42 youth (31 families) Participant demographics represented 14 towns; 13 female and 29 male; 37 white & 5 non-white; 3 low income received scholarship
      • Open houses welcomed 88 adults and 2 media outlets, of which 79 were new to 4-H Youth Development programming
    • 13.
      • 100% of participants reported an increase in problem solving and communication skills as a result of the camp; 87% reported a greater interest in STEM related career (Source: Youth-post session Evaluation)
      • Parent’s reinforced STEM career interest, with 63% reported their child had a greater interest in STEM career field after the camp (Parent 3 months post session evaluation).
    • 14.
      • “ taught my son many new things that he is now using in school and he is actually a step ahead of his peers”
      • “ Instructors gave the kids plenty of leeway to use their imagination and experience”
      • “ My 13 year old daughter (who doesn’t think anything is cool or fun anymore) absolutely loved the CSI camp! It fueled her interest in investigative work.  She actually has the fingerprint and footprints she completed on display in her room-that says a lot.”
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