Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Workforce Development Task Force Update

Ted Tyler, Chair – The Task Force does not meet during June, July and August because so many people are vacationing. The next meeting on Friday, September 16, will be hosted by Scottsdale Community College. Agenda items include a discussion of Leadership Opportunities for Students and a review and tour of the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife. The SUSD STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) After-Hours and Summer Programs subcommittee met recently to learn more about the Scottsdale Math & Science Academy at Saguaro High School. An outcome of this meeting was a commitment to assist the Science Department Chairperson in finding internships for 10 students. The academic curriculum for Scottsdale Math & Science Academy students is tailored to entrance requirements of MIT and other elite universities. This subcommittee is also working with SUSD to develop and promote programs which will be offered during the 2012 Arizona Science & Technology Festival.

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