By Jo Anita MileyOctober 22, 2012
Huntsville Center participated in the Madison County College and Career Expo sponsored by Junior Achievement of North Alabama. More than 6,200 juniors and seniors from the Huntsville and Madison County school systems , and several local private schools, attended the two-day educational outreach event Sept. 7-8 in the Fitness Center at the University of Alabama-Huntsville in Huntsville, Ala.
The National Stem Awareness Program creates a climate for improving educational opportunities for all students, and encourages an increased awareness and interest in science, technology, engineering and math. The Huntsville Center sent speakers to the schools to inspire students toward STEM careers.
Huntsville Center professionals spoke to students on career exploration, education and training, and their roles on various programs at Huntsville Center. Students were also given material about current mentoring programs and outreach efforts within the organization.
Leah Amos, President of Jr. Achievement of North Alabama, who also organized the event, said the event was a huge success. She appreciates the effort Huntsville Center makes to provide volunteers for JA events, and hopes to continue to work with Center volunteers on future JA endeavors.
"The Career Expo is designed to help students open their minds to making career choices," Amos said. "We are very pleased with Huntsville Centers' participation in today's event. We are grateful that your organization hosted a career table- this was definitely a plus for the students," she said. "Huntsville Center did an excellent job showcasing the various STEM careers with the Corps, and the students learned about jobs that are available at the Huntsville Center location."