STEM careers

In an effort to tighten the middle-skills gap and change the way people think about manufacturing jobs, Kodak's Eastman Business Park opened its doors to hundreds of high school students for a show and tell Thursday.

People who work in the field and hiring managers from local manufacturing companies spoke to the students about taking advantage of future job openings in the area. Through videos and panel discussions, the teens got a glimpse of daily work duties, which classes and programs will help them to prepare, and compensation and benefits.

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Newburgh, New York, often makes national lists as one of the worst places to live, especially for young men. 

That’s why an alternative all-boys middle school partnered with Mohonk Preserve, part of the Shawangunk Mountains, just a few miles north in Gardiner. The students from the San Miguel Academy of Newburgh participate in a program aimed at teaching junior high school kids STEM skills using the natural environment.

Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Summer camps will give deaf and hard-of-hearing students the opportunity to learn about careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields this July at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Students who are entering seventh, eighth or ninth grades in September can attend TechGirlz or TechBoyz summer camps from July 23 through 28.