STEM TEC

It's time to explore! Discover new interests and abilities, and have fun! Let your curiosity guide you while you experience career possibilities!

 

WHAT'S STEM TEC ALL ABOUT?

  • Explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Build solar cars, your own website or even be a crime scene investigator!
  • Improve teambuilding and leadership skills
  • Learn about business planning, Microsoft Office® and web design
  • Take behind the scene tours of local companies
  • Receive $400 upon completion and $100 to shop for the dress for success contest!

STEM TEC OVERVIEW
CareerSource Pinellas in partnership with Junior Achievement, Pinellas County Schools, St. Petersburg College and various other partners provides career exploration and workplace readiness training to 9th and 10th grade students, known as STEM TEC. The program begins with a four week summer program and continues with year round activities focusing on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).The program consists of hands-on activities in various career industries, workplace readiness training, teambuilding, goal setting and personal motivation, in addition to employer site visits as job shadowing experiences in STEM specific fields.

WHERE & WHEN
**2017 Dates & Times To Be Posted Soon**

  • St. Petersburg College - Downtown Campus at 244 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • The Science Center at 7701 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
  • June 13 - July 14, 2016 - Camp will run 4 days per week from Monday thru Thursday

SUMMER PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Classroom activities include personal development, career assessment, career exploration, work readiness skills, entrepreneurship, computer technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. The curriculum will include behind the scene tours to local business and educational centers.

TRANSPORTATION
Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from the camp. A limited amount of bus passes will be available to seated youth. On field trip days, transportation will be provided to and from the SPC campuses.

MEALS & REFRESHMENTS
Lunch will be provided daily. We recommend that students eat breakfast, and pack snacks and/or refreshments to eat during breaks. Vending machines are for SPC students only. Students are not allowed to leave the campus for lunch.

DRESS CODE
Participants will be asked to wear the camp t-shirt, khaki pants, skirt, or capri pants along with sneakers or closed toed shoes. At least 2 shirts will be provided. Flip flops, slides and midriffs are prohibited.

INCENTIVES
On successful completion of the four week program ( in good standing) he/she will receive a $400 incentive and will be eligible to participate in the “Dress For Success” shopping trip..

ELIGIBILITY
Students are eligible to apply based on meeting the following requirements.

  • Must live in Pinellas County
  • Student must be in or transitioning to the 9th and 10th grade
  • Student must be currently enrolled in school with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Student must live in a family or household that meets at least one or more of the following criteria’s below:
    • Resides in a “low-income” family, See chart below.
    • Currently lives in a foster care home/facility or living with a care giver/guardian and the student receives cash assistance
    • Lives with Family receiving food stamps and/or cash assistance benefits
    • Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch
2016 TANF Income Guidelines
200% of the Federal Poverty Level as of February 23, 2016
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1,980.00 $23,760
2 $2,670.00 $32,040
3 $3,360.00 $40,320
4 $4,050.00 $48,600
5 $4,740.00 $56,880
6 $5,430.00 $65,160
7 $6,121.67 $73,460
8 $6,815.00 $81,780
*Note: For each person over 8, add $8,320 to the annual income (693.33 monthly)

 

HOW TO APPLY
Click here to download STEMTEC Application Forms – Forms and required documents are due by April 30, 2016.

Current registration times to deliver applications; students must be present unless you are just dropping off follow up items after initial registration meeting:

  • This Saturday, April 23rd St. Petersburg Main Library 10:30am-12:30pm The St. Pete Main library is located at: 3745 9th Ave. North St. Petersburg, FL 33713
  • Next Week: April 27th, 28th and 29th at the Johnson Library located next to the Enoch Davis Center from 3:30pm-5:30pm The James Weldon Johnson Library is located at: 1059 18th Ave. South St. Petersburg, FL 33705
  • Friday, April 22nd or Monday-Friday April 25th-April 29th from 1pm-5pm (simply email when you will be coming) Junior Achievement and CareerSource is located at the St. Petersburg College Epi Center 13805 58th Street No. Suite 2-140 Clearwater, FL 33760

If accepted, you will be invited to our Mandatory Orientation Session at the St. Petersburg Main Library on Saturday, May 28th from 4pm-5:30pm.

To determine student’s suitability please provide the following documents with your completed application:

  • STEMTEC Application forms completed and signed by student and a parent/legal guardian (see attachments) 
  • Proof that the student has been determined eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch. 
  • Proof of receipt of Food Stamps or Cash Assistance, for family or just for student, if applicable 
  • Copy of student’s current report card or print out 
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate & social security card 
  • Copy of student’s ID card - school and/or Parent/Guardian ID

To determine the family’s financial eligibility, please provide the following: if applicable  

  • Proof of any type of family member’s earned income: recent paystubs, self employment docs, if applicable 
  • Proof of child support, if applicable 
  • Proof of any type of Social Security Benefits, if applicable 
  • Proof of unemployment Benefits, if applicable, if applicable

Other documents needed: if applicable

  • Legal proof of guardianship, if student does not live with parents. 
  • Copy of Alien Registration Card (both sides) if student is not a US citizen.

Attend a registration session above to submit your completed applicaton. Or contact Mrs. Carol Williams, Senior Education Director for Junior Achievement at carol.williams@ja.org or leave a voice message at 813-200-4445 to arrange drop off of forms and required documents.