Register to volunteer or request help
The need for STEM talent continues to grow. Personal involvement makes an immediate impact for students. In collaboration with UT Dallas, the MTBC now has a website called STEMfire to connect educators to technology professionals. In this pilot program, educators can input targeted needs they may have in their classroom: speakers, topic advisors, STEM judges or career coaches. STEM professionals may sign up to volunteer to meet these needs. If you have a project or want to volunteer, register on STEMfire today! Read more about STEMfire.
MTBC's efforts to help STEM
Growth, sustainability and innovation in the technology industry are all highly dependent on talent. There continues to be a declining number of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). High tech companies are anticipating a shortfall of workers by as much as 40 percent to fill jobs they want to create down the road.
The primary objective of the MTBC in STEM education is to facilitate the technology community's sustainable impact on building an emerging workforce through strategies that enhance STEM education.
The four strategic priorities of the MTBC Talent Team are:
Connections - Establishing relationships and connections with ISDs for volunteerism by STEM professionals .
Pathways - Defining pathways to careers that involve STEM as a foundation (16 Federal Industry Clusters).
Marketing - Developing a marketing strategy for STEM that can be adopted by ISDs, Higher Ed and Industry.
Advocacy – Building coalitions with legislators, educators and industry that advance STEM Education.
For more information about the MTBC STEM initiatives, or to volunteer or join MTBC STEM Team, e-mail Pam Krause or call 972-792-2859.
Resources for promoting STEMfire inside your company
Sample letter to send to employees
PowerPoint presentation to talk about MTBC's STEM program
Video about the difference an engaged mentor can make with a student using STEM