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STEM Education

Building the skills needed to compete in the workforce of today and tomorrow

Computing and automation are transforming all industries and generating millions of new jobs that require professional and technical competencies.

Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education programs equip students with the skills and mindset to be successful in today’s technology-driven workplace.

The Challenge

  • 40% of all U.S jobs are at risk of being lost to automation and robotics.
  • There are more than 7 million open jobs across all industries in the U.S. that require coding skills.
  • Between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13%, compared to 9% for non-STEM jobs.

Our Work

Equipping Napa Valley students with the skills of the future.

C-STEM Robotics

Provides middle and high school students the opportunity to learn advanced math concepts as well as coding and robotics   

Girls in Robotics Leadership (GIRL) Camp

An annual camp for middle school girls to learn leadership and STEM concepts in a 1-week camp at Napa Valley College

Maker Educator Program

Provides funding, training, and support to teachers implementing the STEAM education and the Maker Movement in their classrooms. 

TechSmart Kids

Empowering teachers to reach all students with Computer Science

Our Impact

$155k

Invested in equipment, curriculum, and teacher professional development

280

Students enrolled in C-STEM course (Math integrated with coding and robotics)

 

94%

Of students in pilot C-STEM course exceeded CA math standards vs 53% in traditional Math I (Algebra & Geometry) classes

Our Featured Partners

Our partners play an important role in helping us reach and engage Napa County teachers to adopt teaching innovations and improve learning outcomes.