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Career day, Silicon Valley style

Original post made on Dec 3, 2013

Just two days before the Thanksgiving break, Mountain View High School students took some time out of their normal schedules to learn about the multitude of career opportunities available in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 10:20 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on Dec 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm


Awesome, us baby boomers are going to need every one of these kids to succeed so that they can support us in our retirement.


Posted by Betsy, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

What about the ARTS?!?!?!?
Next year it needs to be steAm
Science, technology, engenieering, ARTS & math!!


Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Dec 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I like Betsy's STEAM acronym that includes Arts :-)

Although, if we are going to be honest with ourselves, it's in the traditional STEM fields that we see a labor shortage and it's in those fields that we need future talent to be able to pay our bills. And it's perfectly doable. Just think how many more smart engineers and scientists we'd get if young women applied to STEM college courses at the same rate as young men do.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:06 am

"Son, you've got to get the skills to work in the auto industry! The American auto industry is the envy of the world!"

---Joe Sixpack, to his son, Detroit, 1964


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