Webinar Tackles Developing STEM Talent Among Youth

The engineering firm NTH Consultants Ltd. is hosting a webinar Thursday, June 16 at noon titled “Building Future Engineers: How Community, Corporations and Local Heroes Make It Happen.”

The hour-long event will address the challenges of developing engineering, architectural, and construction talent among our school-aged children.

Other sponsors of the event are The Engineering Society of Detroit, Lawrence Technological University, and the Melvindale-North Allen Park school district.

Employers across the country and here in Michigan are desperate to find qualified talent to fill technical positions. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics jobs are regularly left unfilled at companies both large and small. This webinar will illustrate how partnerships between professional associations, private corporations, universities, and local school districts are making a difference.

The webinar will feature several speakers presenting various perspectives — professional associations, higher education, corporations, and local teachers.

Featured will be the winning team from the Mel-NAP schools in The Engineering Society of Detroit’s Engineering SMArT Michigan program, which has high school teams competing to design an energy-efficient home of the future.

Speakers will include Elana Shelef, Director of Corporate Relations and Education Outreach at ESD; LTU Professor Filza Walters, FESD, who leads LTU’s combined bachelors-masters architectural engineering program; Keith Bryan, senior project specialist with NTH Consultants; and Randy Thomas, a teacher at Melvindale High School.

To register, visit this link or call (248) 662-2030.

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