Workshop 3B | Indiana Robotics Education: Growing the STEM Workforce

Thursday, May 19
4:00 PM–5:00 PM

Location: Edison South

Hashtag: #DEAM16

Session Topic: Recruitment Marketing
Session Type: Workshop (All); Workshop B

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About This Session

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are crucial fields when it comes to driving innovation, yet employers around the nation are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit employees with a STEM skillset into their workforce. Join Dennis Wimer from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development as he discusses what Indiana is doing to encourage children of all ages to participate in STEM-based learning programs, as well as:

• Learn additional information about robotics and how its being introduced to children across the state

• Hear about the Indiana governor's program to spread STEM education to every school in Indiana

• Identify how businesses can partner with the program to invest long term in workforce development

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