What’s Working? Webinar Series
Member Practices in Building a Diverse and Sustainable STEM Workforce
- BP discussed their STEM Ambassador Program, a volunteer-led initiative designed to mobilize and empower employees to make meaningful contributions in STEM.
- Tallo presented about their online platform, the Tallo App, that connects talent with opportunities. The Tallo app assists students in designing a career pathway, educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline.
- BMX shared about the USA BMX Foundation. The non-profit arm of USA BMX is driving an interest in STEM-based learning among thousands of youth to promote the positive virtues of BMX racing through an integrated curriculum combining science education, innovation and creativity, and athletics with an immersive educational experience, cultivating 21st-century skills that can be applied to multiple aspects of college and career development.
The driving force of STEMconnector’s value is our cross-sector network of passionate leaders who are dedicated to building a diverse and sustainable STEM workforce. Whether industry, nonprofit, or postsecondary, our members understand that no one sector has a monopoly, and that collaboration across boardrooms, classrooms, and communities is key. By sharing the initiatives, collaborations, and general best practices happening across our network, we hope to learn from each other and continue to grow and scale our progress.
Building and sustaining successful programs and initiatives in STEM talent development, whether through working with youth programing, targeting hidden talent pools, or developing the skills of early workforce entrants from overlooked communities, requires patience, drive, and long-term thinking. This reference guide showcases only the beginning of what we know we can accomplish as a network, and we look forward to continuing to share and learn from each of the organizations we are fortunate enough to work with. Together, we will eliminate the nuanced gaps in STEM talent.