By Kevin Clark
Students at Compton High School want you, the human resource managers for the next generation workforce!
The STEAM Career Fair brings together students from Compton Unified School District, to mentors, career developers and representatives of apprenticeship programs. The goal is to create an exchange to prepare underserved students for meeting STEAM apprenticeship requirements, and to ultimately coach them-up for for competing for new or existing apprenticeship programs.
Career Courseware Annex
- Making, Design, Innovation and 3D Printing
- Technology in Schools: Projects and Collaborations
- Educational Tools
- Students and Social Media
When is the conference
The conference will be held online at
Wednesday, February, 25th from 9 AM to 3 PM EST
What is the conference
A Student conceived, planned and produced experience with guidance from the Dakar Media Academy
Where is the conference
How Are The Students Planning It?
In planning the conference, the students developed a career fair mission statement. The conference, by students and for all, is committed to:
Fostering a better understanding of how students use technology and to engage students, teachers and administrators in a conversation about STEAM career paths. Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how students use technology both in and out of the classroom.
Strengthening the relationship between students, teachers, and administrators about technology in the classroom.
The students have started an indiegogo campaign to fund the conference infrastructure. The campaign will fund a series of career fair events to create a Youtube channel as well provide student participants with media credits.
SCF provides a unique opportunity for students to both collaborate with each other and to connect with subject experts in STEAM education from a diverse point of view.. Using forums such as social media week, educators can develop and implement unique learning and leadership opportunities for students to achieve mass penetration in inner city class rooms around the country.
To Change Lives !
We are looking for people, companies and organizations that want to make a difference and want to grow their interests among this very important demographic.
There are many ways in which this initiative can be supported:
- Monetary support
- Donation of equipment
- Commitment of people who are interested in speaking to or mentoring students
- Internship/training opportunities
For many students, the future is something that happens to them.
Dakar Foundation (a 5013C non profit) is working with Compton Unified School District to provide resources to these students so that they can begin to see, not only the possibilities, but the path they need to take to get there.