Promoting Diverse Representation of Careers in the STEAM Industry and Economic Development through career pathway partnerships!
Promote Public – Private Partnerships to expand STEAM-based career pathway initiatives for underserved youth and young adults that will increase diversity in contribution of economic growth and development
STEAM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
WCRC contracts their services to particular clients, such as:
Elected Officials, Candidates, Employer Representatives from STEAM Industries, Education Leaders, Programs that Serve K-12 Students and Young Adults, Policy Institutes, Foundations, Economic development agencies, Architects, etc.
Breakdown of Services:
Career Pathway/Economic Development Advisor and Recruiter
Serve as a liaison to develop employer partnerships, career pathway curriculum, and evaluation tools for programs/institutions that serve such population
Facilitate recruitment programs so that underserved youth and recent graduates can gain access to career opportunities in the STEAM industry, entrepreneurship, and sustainability projects
Recruit business representatives from underserved communities to participate or sponsor local cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability projects
Conduct research to analyze whether career pathway and employer recruitment projects effectively align with the needs of economic growth
Build working relationships with political stakeholders to advocate for initiatives and funding on a Federal, State, and Local level
Five Reasons Why is WCRC Unique?
Focuses on innovative careers that will prepare the current and next generation for economic growth initiatives and global market
Promotes professionals from underrepresented groups to participate in economic development projects
Utilizes Geography Information System (GIS) to conduct research for public policy projects
Targets career pathway initiatives for participants between the ages of 12-26
Results driven that will continue to measure success of projects for clients