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WWT Helps Local High School Bring STEAM Program to Life

WWT and other technology companies in the St. Louis area have partnered with Jennings Senior High School to help them bring their STEAM program to life.

World Wide Technology and other technology companies in the St. Louis area have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Jennings Senior High School bring their STEAM program to life. The STEAM curriculum opens up opportunities for students to focuses on seven pathways like the arts, engineering, information technology and others. This program is part of the new career prep academy model that has been implemented at the high school.

On August 24, 2016 KMOV posted:

The students at Jennings Senior High School are breaking down stereotypes and making strides for their future.

"It's fun seeing the looks on people's faces when they're like, you're doing what? You're in what class?" said Kelly Warren, a junior.

Warren and her classmates are taking science and technology classes to prepare them for jobs in the booming field of technology.

Superintendent Dr. Art McCoy says it's all part of the new career prep academy model he has implemented at the high school. The STEAM curriculum focuses on seven pathways: arts, health sciences, engineering and construction, information technology, education, tourism and hospitality, and entrepreneurship.

Technology companies in the St. Louis area have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to help bring the program to life.

Director of Corporate Development at World Wide Technology, Juanita Logan, says it's an opportunity to develop the next generation of talent.

"If you look at people of color, and women in tech fields, it's in the single digit percentage. The need is much greater. So we need to do our part we want to do our part to develop that pipeline of talent," Logan said.