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14 Companies Hosted 230 students for CNY STEM Job Shadow Day

Tech Sector Group Is Building Relationships with Future STEM Workers

Partners for Education & Business, Inc. (PEB), partnering with 14 business members of the Technology Sector and the CNY STEM Hub, coordinated the first CNY STEM Job Shadow Day on February 2nd.  Over 230 students and teachers from 14 local schools and programs spent several hours visiting local businesses with the goal of learning about STEM careers by observing jobs being performed in the workplace.

The central agenda of the STEM Job Shadow Day included providing a history of the company and explanation of the products/services they offer; jobs/careers offered, individualized tours of several departments or stations; interviews of staff by students; and STEM-based projects, demos and activities.  Each business also customized their group’s visit - some providing each student with a mentor, some including students in a sales meeting/sales calls and others providing a panel of young professionals to offer advice on “how to stand out” to employers.

The Technology Sector companies that made this day possible include the following:

PEB coordinates several career-focused events throughout the year including Manufacturing Careers Day (October), Law Day Career Fair (April) and now CNY STEM Job Shadow Day (February).  If you’d like to learn more about any of these or other initiatives, please call PEB’s office at (315) 448.1012 or send an email to Joe Vargo – or Kathy Birmingham –

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