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STEM Program Helps African-American Males Excel, Go to College

The Long Beach Math Collaborative has been SCE’s community partner since 2011
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Life was all about sports for young Torieaun Hilbert — that is, until he met Doris Robinson.  

For Hilbert, a sophomore majoring in criminology and a football player at the University of La Verne, academics was not a priority when he started high school with a 2.2 GPA.

“I grew up in foster care,” he said. “I didn't have anyone who could explain to me how important education actually is.” 

Bechtel and JA Inspire Girls to Dream Big and Think Differently About STEM Careers

At Bechtel, we’re stepping forward with our nonprofit partners to influence girls early in their education, to encourage them to dream big about STEM careers, and to change the future of our world.
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MTV and Get Schooled Launch “We Are the Dream” Campaign with Multi Platinum Recording Artist and Activist French Montana to Support Undocumented Students Seeking Higher Education

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NEW YORK, February 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, MTV and Get Schooled launched, “We are the Dream,” a multi-platform campaign to amplify resources for undocumented youth seeking higher education.  Highlights of the campaign include:

Barclays Partners With Northern Powerhouse to Address the Skills Attainment Gap

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A Barclays colleague, who had joined the organisation as an apprentice, took centre stage in promoting private sector efforts to close the education and skills gap between north and south this week.

CITGO and Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa Team up for SpringSpirit Baseball’s Breakfast for Champions

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HOUSTON, February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Houston Astros’ Star Shortstop and 2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa teamed up for SpringSpirit Baseball’s Eighth Annual Breakfast for Champions fundraiser. During the breakfast, Lance Berkman – former Astro, fellow World Series Champion and SpringSpirit Board member – led a conversation with Correa about what he has learned in his journey to become a professional baseball player.

The Bigger Picture: Is the Issue the Quality of STEM Education, or the Lack of Access to It?

To close the digital divide and provide equal access to quality education, we each must do our part
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By Rose Kirk
 
Earlier this week, I received an email from a colleague with a subject line that startled me, but piqued my curiosity, “Survey: Americans unimpressed with STEM education in public schools.”
 
It was the headline of a Politico article unveiling a survey conducted by Pew Research Center. I clicked on the link, and the first sentence alone triggered both disappointment and an urgent desire to do more. It stated that nearly three-quarters of Americans rate STEM education in America as either “average” or “below average.”

The Possibility Report: Transforming The Classroom Experience

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The fourth theme in The Possibility Report series, LEARN examines how technology stands to transform the classrooms of the future, whether they’re in a traditional school, the prison system, or beyond.

When School Becomes A Game

A Secure Modern Education Where It's Desperately Needed

Tech Careers That Make a Difference

When you have strong technology skills you can take control of your life and make a career out of solving problems.
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Help with Skills and Passion Wanted, Your Community

Add problem-solving savvy to technology skills, and anything is possible. Own your own businesses, develop a life-saving product, travel the world. Here are a few jobs that require these skills, and can get you out of the cubicle, into the world, and feeling good about what you do for a living.

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Cisco NetAcademy Dream Team Puts IT Talent to Work

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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Kwame Ohemeng and Zoe Rose did not expect to become IT networking professionals. Yet, they both went from being IT tinkerers to working side-by-side with Cisco engineers to build a massive network for Cisco Live as members of the Networking Academy Dream Team.

DIY Networking Leads to a Passion for IT

SCC Honors Republic Services

By Charles Warner, The Union Times
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UNION COUNTY — An agreement between Union County and the company that operates its landfill is not only benefiting the county and the company but is also helping facilitate the growth of the Spartanburg Community College Union County campus which further benefit the county and the company.

In 2016, Union County entered into a new host agreement with Republic Services LLC covering the regional landfill the company operates in the Cross Keys area of the county. 

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