JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Sept. 1, 2017 — The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub is launching a new web design program for high school students in Putnam County, funded by a recent grant from AT&T Aspire.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Q.I. Roberts Junior-Senior High School
901 State Road 100
Florahome, FL 32140
Web Design Krewe will teach students at Q.I. Roberts how to design and launch a website for a small business or nonprofit, emphasizing skills such as communication, coding, and website development to build a talent pipeline for the future workforce. Students will participate in a series of competitions or “Milestone Meetups” throughout the year, and then present their work in the spring.
“Our goal with STEM after-school programs is to expose K-12 students to STEM concepts, technologies, and processes that embolden and excite them about their potential if they choose to pursue a STEM career,” said Robert Copeland, executive director of the STEM2 Hub. “This partnership with the Putnam County School District will help us reach even more students with the message that STEM skills are vital to their future, and open their eyes to the wealth of opportunities in these fields.”
“This partnership with the STEM2 Hub and IJHANA provides our students with a rich, experiential opportunity that will help them master the challenges of higher education and the workforce in the 21st century,” said Mary Wood-Piazza, Q.I. Roberts’ principal.
“As an entrepreneur and business strategist, I know firsthand how important it is to create a pipeline of students who are knowledgeable and experienced in areas like product and process design and digital strategy. Through Web Design Krewe, we fully expect students to acquire these important skills and visualize themselves using them to become the business leaders of tomorrow,” said James Higbe, a partner at IJHANA.
About the Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub
The Northeast Florida Regional STEM2 Hub represents an investment initially made by 15 companies headquartered in the region. The mission is to convene, inspire, and invest in the STEM2 field by providing the essential missing elements to accelerate the growth of STEM2 education and careers in the 7 North Florida counties of Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns. For a list of the current corporate board members and more information about the STEM2 Hub in Northeast Florida, visit our website at stem2hub.org.