Four Corners STEM Prep ProjectSTEM PREP PROJECT SUMMARY
Welcome to our innovative Four Corners STEM Prep Project, being implemented among residents served by three adult education programs in southwest Colorado: Unlimited Learning (applicant), in Cortez; Pine River Community Learning Center, in Ignacio; and the Montrose County School District Adult Education in Montrose. The STEM Prep Program is designed to provide basic training for work in the Energy and Health fields. This training program can help a person gain needed skills to enter a training program for Health or Energy or possibly gain a job in one of these fields. The STEM Prep Program is looking for people who are tired of their current job and would like to gain the skills needed to begin the shift to a new line of work. STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
STEM Prep will offer tailored instruction to students through Rapid Learning Stations, where they will complete STEM-related lab experiments, along with related academic online and offline activities, designed to prepare them to succeed once they enter STEM college training or employment among very high-demand employers in the region. Digital technology (live-video instruction and communication; online instructions and interactive learning; and computer applications) will play a central role in the project and provide ideal vehicles of communication among students and their coaches, and program personnel in each program.
The design for this project has been reviewed and enthusiastically endorsed both by regional employers and by the training institutions that will serve students once they earn our STEM Prep certificate.