Career Development / STEM Education

Engineering showcase brings students, manufacturers together

By the Chicago Tribune

Apr 18, 2016

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By bringing together the world of education and work, schools can find out what employers want, and students can learn how their classes provide job skills, said Janice Stoettner of the Illinois State Board of Education's Career Prep Network.

Suburban Chicago high school students recently exhibited their talents to area companies during the first-ever SouthWorks Engineering and Robotics Showcase at Prairie State College. "Manufacturers need to play a part in our school systems," OAI Inc.'s Molly Dowling told a crowd at the event.

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