Bryan Coles recently attended the Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. The Governor’s Summit brought together different groups around the state working locally to bridge the gap in the education process that prepares students for the world of work, especially the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs that are beginning to dominate our economy.
The Governor’s Summit aims to build a partnership between business and the education system to create opportunities for work experience such as apprenticeships and internships. Many emerging jobs and careers are considered mid-level STEM positions. These are jobs that don’t require a four year degree, but do require post-secondary education and on the job training. These are good paying, portable jobs that are increasing in demand.
"Polestar strongly supports STEM and participates in outreach raising awareness and getting students excited about local STEM careers and thinking about skills, education and training needed to pursue those careers," said Bryan. Polestar has supported STEM outreach within the STEM Like Me program and as career guest speakers. I am proud to participate in the STEM programs the company supports in the Tri-Cities community. This past school year, I participated in STEM Like Me –Look for more information about ways to participate in STEM outreach in the coming months."