Charleston Area Students Enjoy Hands-on Learning at Inaugural STEM Career Fair
Over 40 local companies brought interactive exhibits with a goal of sharing the high demand, high wage workforce opportunities available right here in their community.
|Acutec Industries, LLC||Excel Apparatus Services||Roper St. Francis|
|Airgas / Lincoln Electric||Santee Cooper|
|American Metal Casting Consortium||Hendrick Automotive Group||SC Aquarium|
|American Society for Metals||Hubner Manufacturing Corp.||Scout Boats|
|Berkeley Electric Coop||Lincoln Electric / Airgas||SPAWAR|
|Blackbaud||Liquid Box||STEM Premier|
|Boeing South Carolina||MAHLE Behr Charleston||STEM Visions|
|Charleston Defense Contractors Association||Medical University of South Carolina||Streit USA Armoring|
|Charleston Southern University||ModernTech||Tighitco|
|Cummins Turbo Technologies||Nucor Steel||Trident Technical College|
|Daimler Vans Manufacturing||Palmetto Construction Group||UEC Electronics|
|ECPI||Robert Bosch LLC||USC College of Engineering and Computing|
From electrical linemen doing demonstrations on utility poles to armored vehicles – there were many highlights to see before the students even entered the expo building!
High school robotics teams from West Ashley HS, Cane Bay HS, Fort Dorchester HS, and Ashley Ridge/Summerville HS demonstrated their creations and even launched t-shirts into the crowds!
Participating CCSD schools included:
|R. B. Stall HS||West Ashley HS||Garrett Academy of Technology|
|Burke HS||Baptist Hill MHS||Military Magnet Academy|
|St. John’s HS||North Charleston HS||Charleston Charter School for Math & Science|
|Lincoln MHS||Wando HS|
Check out this excellent article on the event published in the Charleston Regional Business Journal:
Thanks to Sonic Drive-In Dorchester Road, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers Summerville, Sam’s Club, and Coastal Coffee for the food & beverages.
Thanks to all the cooperating school districts, economic development offices, and local colleges for their support for the event!
Thanks to the Exchange Park Fairgrounds for hosting the event, to Grady Johnson & the AMAZING SC Biz / Charleston Regional Business Journal Team for being the presenting sponsor, and all the sponsors and exhibitors that made the career fair possible – looking forward already to year #2!