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MHTC School Series: STEMatch Middle School Tech Career Days
An urgent need. An invisible path. A lack of diversity….A way that your business can have impact.
We have thousands of chronically unfilled, good-paying tech jobs in Massachusetts. Despite this critical need, a significant Black & Latinx representation gap continues to exist within our current tech workforce & the pipeline of future talent.

The problem starts in middle schools in majority-minority & lower-income communities, where interest in STEM subjects drops by as much as 44%. If students enter high school with reduced interest in STEM, it greatly reduces the likelihood that they will ever work in tech industries. Unfortunately, a large percentage of young students in these communities don’t see the opportunities that STEM education makes possible. This lack of visibility & inspiration further reduces the odds that they can gain STEM jobs, with entry-level salaries in these areas ranging from 100% to 234% of the US median personal income, which can improve the financial security of their families.

STEMatch has created a program that enables businesses—with a very small investment of time & money—to impact young students’ lives, address this problem, and build their internal culture and team.

STEMatch partners Boston Public Middle Schools with tech companies to host career days that introduce students to the many opportunities and possibilities that exist for them within STEM fields. It’s a light lift for companies, a rewarding engagement for their employees, & a deeply impactful experience for the students who participate.

Join us for a 45-minute roundtable with STEMatch founder Chris Zannetos, & two Tech Career Day partners to discuss the critical need for fostering early interest in STEM fields—particularly within lower income communities—to address both the chronic shortage of tech talent and the persistent representation & opportunity gaps for underrepresented communities

Jun 29, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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