STEM Initiatives

Engineering Career Day – Career Pathways partners with the Peninsula Engineers Council, Jefferson Lab and NASA to host the annual Engineering Career Days. This event occurs during Engineer’s Week in February and is a two-day event. One day for the Peninsula schools and the second day is for the Southside schools. During Engineering Careers Days, students are able to visit engineers and other STEM professionals from Newport News Shipbuilding, NASA and Jefferson Lab. These students and chaperones are given rotation cards so that they are able to visit at least one interactive table from each company. This event helps provide students with an understanding of the many different STEM careers from local businesses.

Youth Career Expo – Newport News Shipbuilding is the premier sponsor for the Youth Career Expo that is held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. The Youth Career Expo aims to educate students about the local careers and businesses. During this event, students are able to walk around, obtain information from local businesses, participate in human resources related panel discussions and receive feedback on their interviews through the mock interview sessions.

Career Pathways volunteers also have the opportunity to assist in areas that fall outside the other initiatives. These activities include:

  • Mock interviews
  • Science Fair Judging
  • Supporting STEM Camps
  • Robotics