For the last ten or so years, we have been hearing a loud call from companies, economic development administrators, and workforce leaders regarding the need for skilled employees in STEM fields to feed the future of STEM industries and our communities. Energy Day Festival and EDAP have answered with an arsenal of tools and resources to support bright young minds and the adults helping to shape their future.
A thriving STEM workforce starts with exposure and engagement long before students prepare for college. This begins in multiple places:
- In the elementary classroom, with passionate and empowered educators who have access to the necessary materials to teach STEM in an effective and FUN way
- In businesses, with industry leaders actively working and volunteering their time, resources, and funds, while directly engaging in their communities
- In homes, with parents who are equipped to provide opportunities for their children
We are all very important pieces in this STEM/Industry equation, and Energy Day is an excellent way for all of us to come together and make a significant impact. The 7th Annual Energy Day Festival is on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston, Texas from 11am-4pm.
More than 23,000 people attended Energy Day 2016. Energy Day provides a great opportunity to engage with the community and do all of the above-mentioned things. We hope you are able to participate and that you will help spread the word to colleagues, friends, and family. Check out the Energy Day story on Chron.com, and watch our video.