PROJECT TOMORROW CONVENES 4TH ANNUAL
“LEADING THE WAY: YOUTH LEADERSHIP SUMMIT IN MATH & SCIENCE”
AT EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS
WHAT: The “Leading the Way: Youth Leadership Summit in Math & Science” is a unique opportunity for Orange County’s high school students to share their ideas on how to improve math and science education and to learn about how math and science proficiency is increasingly a critical skill for many current and future jobs in Orange County. This interactive, half-day summit will empower students to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and provide these students with valuable information about the workforce development trends in the county and what they need to do to be well prepared for the jobs of the future. Additionally, through working group discussions, we will capture the students’ ideas on how to improve K-12 math and science education and thus, Orange County’s economic future.
Student registration for the Youth Leadership Summit is now open at: http://www.tomorrow.org/programs/youthLeadershipSummit.html.
WHEN:Saturday, October 19th from 9 AM to 2 PM
WHERE: Edwards Lifesciences Global Headquarters
1 Edwards Way, Irvine, CA 92614
WHY: Statewide, California reports that in 2020, the number of jobs requiring a college degree will outstrip the number of jobs which do not, with most of those jobs being STEM-related. Additionally, 45% of today’s current science and engineering workforce will retire within the next few years. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that science and math proficiency are the new “must-haves” for jobs outside of the usual STEM fields including positions in the hospitality, construction and services sectors. To be prepared to become part of the new OC workforce, today’s students must receive a world-class science and math education, and understand what is needed both in terms of skill development and educational attainment to compete for this new OC jobs.
Project Tomorrow is a national 501.c.3 education nonprofit group headquartered in Irvine, California. Our mission is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared for the jobs and careers of the future. We are dedicated to preparing today’s students to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens. Learn more about our mission and our programs at www.tomorrow.org.