The Storm Lake Early Elementary School has been selected as one of 12 partners for STEM’s Business Engaging Students and Teachers program for the upcoming school year.
The BEST program encourages collaboration between schools and businesses to develop outstanding STEM coursework curriculum that prepares students for STEM careers, and emphasizes the necessary skills required in today’s workforce. A total of 147 new or expanded partnerships have been created since STEM BEST launched in 2014.
The STEM Best Program supports school-business partnerships that allow teachers and industry professionals to work together on curriculum and projects that provide students with firsthand experience in an industry or business environment. The program also allows businesses to introduce students to the available career opportunities.
The STEM Council Executive Committee voted unanimously to award 12 new or expanded partnerships up to 25-thousand dollars each.