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School to Careers Event
Career Day: So You Want to be an Engineer?
Subject Areas:
    Careers/Vocational Education
    Mathematics
    Science
One doesn’t need to look far to find handfuls of reports on labor trends and the educational assets our graduates will need to fill jobs related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers.

According to the 2007 Department of Labor Report (The STEM Workforce Challenge: the role of the Public Workforce System in a National Solution for a Competitive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Workforce) “American pre-eminence in STEM will not be secured or extended without effort and investments. Trends in K-12 and higher education science and math preparation, coupled with demographic and labor trends, point to a serious challenge: our nation needs to increase the supply and quality of “knowledge workers” whose specialized skills enable them to work productively within STEM industries and occupations.”

In order to help students explore STEM careers, Iowa Public Television is providing a series of free ICN sessions related to STEM careers. During these sessions, students will have the opportunity to meet various professionals in IOWA who are working in STEM careers. Students also have an opportunity to see the professional on the job as we will be viewing a short video produced by IPTV during the session.

These sessions are a great resource for schools needing to help students plan their futures. Sign up today!

This session features a civil engineer that works for a prominent engineering firm in Central Iowa. A recent graduate of Iowa State University, this civil engineer works on a variety of projects from land development design, road design to hydraulic and hydrology design.

Suggested Prerequisites:

Session Related Web sites:

  • School to Careers (www.careers.iptv.org) - Teachers, students and parents explore the world of work via the STC Web site. Job descriptions, video clips and links to additional resources can be accessed through this Web site. The STC database features occupations in health, engineering, business, agriscience, human services and the arts. Career searches can be done by keyword, occupation, subject or Career Pathway.

Related Lesson Plans and Units:

PBS Teachers (http://www.pbs.org/teachers/) - PBS Teachers offers free lesson plans, professional development and more for preK-12 educators.

Standards: (Hide Standards)

Applicable standards from MCREL:

Self-Regulation Standards

Standard 2: Performs self-appraisal

Level IV [Grade : K-12]
1. Performs analysis of employability
2. Understands preferred working environments
3. Understands career goals
4. Determines explicit behaviors that are used and should be adopted to obtain wants and/or needs

Notes:

Only twelve 'interactive' sites are scheduled for each session. 'View-only' sites will be considered and added when possible after twelve 'interactive' sites are confirmed for a session. Videotaping is NOT available.

Sessions are provided to Iowa schools at no cost.

Contact Person:
LaShell Staley

(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-3144
lashell@iptv.org
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
January 06, 2014
 Monday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Thursday, December 26, 2013
January 06, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Thursday, December 26, 2013
January 06, 2014
 Monday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Thursday, December 26, 2013
January 27, 2014
 Monday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 27, 2014
 Monday, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
January 27, 2014
 Monday, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 10-11
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 10-11
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 10-11
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
March 03, 2014
 Monday, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Audience: Grades 10-11
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
March 10, 2014
 Monday, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Monday, March 3, 2014
March 10, 2014
 Monday, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Monday, March 3, 2014
March 10, 2014
 Monday, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Audience: Grades 9-12
Monday, March 3, 2014
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