The United States will have to fill 3.5 million STEM jobs by 2025, with more than 2 million of them going unfilled because of the lack of highly skilled candidates in demand, according to The National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte.
The Mark Twain Area STEM Partnership camp is hoping to change that with two sessions from May 28-31 and June 24-28 for area students who will be in 9-11 grade for the 2019-2020 school year.
During the camp, students will visit local manufacturing, health and other companies to take part in hands-on activities.
“We’re trying to excited kids about what careers can be out there for them, there’s a lot of baby boomers that will be retiring soon, so we’re gonna have a big gap in vocational talent,” Watlow Engineer Melissa Lanham said.
The camp is free and drop off is at Hannibal High School each morning at 8:15 a.m. Organizers said the deadline has been extended to May 22. For more questions contact Hannibal Assistant Superintendent Darin Powell at (573) 221-1258.
For additional information including applications visit the Mark Twain Area STEM Partnership Facebook page by click here.
Mark Twain STEM Camp Week 1 (Tues May 28th-Fri May 31st):
5/28: US Army Corps of Engineers
5/30: Continental Cement
5/31: 1/2 day PSBA + 1/2 day HLGU (student presentations)
Mark Twain STEM Camp Week 2 (Mon June 24th – Fri June 28th):
6/25: General Mills
6/26: Hannibal Regional Healthcare System
6/27: Spartan Light Metal
6/28: 1/2 day Klingner + 1/2 day HLGU (student presentations)