Industry hosts Pall Aeropower, Nielsen Media Research, Micron Pharma Works, Bauer Foundation, Southern Manufacturing Technologies and Mitre Corporation have agreed to open up their facilities and give students a detailed overview of some of their high-tech operations. Special employee presentations have been planned to give students a first-hand account of STEM-based educational pathways needed to secure high-tech careers. Paul Wahnish, president of CTEF Inc. who masterminded the initiative says “using a theoretical arsenal of basic science and math, students are driven to apply that which they have learned, making strong STEM skills relevant to them.” Wahnish says this relevance “engages a student’s interest and develops a strong desire to apply their knowledge toward innovation.”
For information on FLATE and the Made in Florida industry tours contact Dr. Marilyn Barger, executive director of FLATE at email@example.com, or visit www.fl-ate.org and www.madeinflorida.org. For information on CTEF Inc. contact Paul Wahnish at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.careertechfoundation.org/.