Columbia Youth Gain Work Experience Through City Partnership

By National Urban League
Published 02 PM EDT, Wed Sep 18, 2019
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Sixty youth began their summer break at various sites in the City of Columbia as part of the Columbia Urban League's (Columbia, SC) Science Technology Enrichment Program (STEP).

STEP exposes youth ages 14 to 19 to global technology and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics skills necessary to obtain and maintain gainful employment in the emerging global workforce.

"In today's dynamic world, the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math are crucially important," Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin said. "Teaching our young people about science, technology, engineering, and math education breeds a generation of innovators and critical thinkers."

"As Columbia continues to become a world-class city, rich with a competitive talent pool and ample opportunities, our support for science, technology, engineering, and math education must be at the frontline of our education discussions," Benjamin said. "Thank you to the Columbia Urban League for providing our young people with an amazing science, technology, engineering, and math summer program filled with invention, creativity, and problem-solving."

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