FINFROCK IS COMMITTED TO STEM EDUCATION YEAR-ROUND.
November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day which celebrates science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics education throughout the United States. The nationally recognized holiday focuses on efforts that encourage youths to explore opportunities within STEM fields.
FINFROCK prioritizes STEM education and career exploration year-round as we continuously push the boundaries of technology, engineering, and innovation. Through various partnerships with local schools, institutions, and organizations, we work diligently to encourage our community to explore career opportunities within STEM and the trades.
One of our proud community partners in STEM education is the Orlando Science Center. FINFROCK and the OSC collaborate annually for Engineering Weekend. The event hosts a full week of activities and events related to the engineering profession for which FINFROCK helps sponsor and facilitate with the help of our in-house engineers!
Make sure to check out the FINFROCK Terrace at the Orlando Science Center during your next visit!
CAREER SOURCE FLORIDA AND ORANGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE PARTNER FOR SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM.
Career Source Florida has partnered with Orange County Technical College to offer their 2023 Summer Youth Program which encourages high school students to explore various career opportunities and local industries. Depending on the track they apply for, students will get the opportunity to try out a day-in-the-life in careers, build project portfolios, or gain resume-worthy work experience – all while getting compensated up to $1,200. Some of the industries the students get to explore range from culinary to technology and construction.
During the first week of the program, students are introduced to business etiquette and professionalism. Throughout the following weeks, students are taken on field trips to local companies and organizations to participate in hands-on learning. This allows them to see various career fields in action that they may have previously not known about. The last two weeks of the program are spent at Orange Technical College’s West Campus to explore the Building Construction and Health Science programs.
This is an awesome opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in different careers and learn the skills necessary to obtain jobs. We are benefiting the community by creating productive members of society who can go out into the workforce prepared and excel in their careers.
FINFROCK INVITES SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM TO APOPKA FACILITY
As part of their 4-week itinerary, the program coordinated two visits to FINFROCK’s Apopka facility to showcase the various trades and career opportunities available in STEM to all skill levels of Orange County’s up-and-coming workforce. With a nationwide shortage of skilled laborers currently in the construction sector, these programs help bridge the gap between the industry’s needs and our future talent pipeline. Check out the full blog below to read about the partnership.
CAREER SOURCE FLORIDA AND ORANGE TECHNICAL COLLEGE PARTNER FOR SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM.Career Source Florida has partnered with Orange County Technical College to offer their 2023 Summer Youth Program which encourages high school students to explore various career...
UPCOMING INVOLVEMENT IN STEM EDUCATION
2024 PROJECT PRECAST
FINFROCK is a team sponsor for Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s Project Precast 2024! The competition challenges students with a design project that showcases their industry knowledge and the abilities of precast/prestressed concrete – all while competing for a chance to win a team cash prize of $4,000.
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY NIGHT
Vanderbilt University’s industry night is hosted by the Vanberbilt ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering) Student Chapter. The event gives students the opportunity to network and explore career opportunities with various employers in the engineering industry.
ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACH-INS
Each November, in celebration of American Education Week, the OCPS Foundation Teach-in brings business and civic leaders into the classrooms in a fun and engaging way to speak with students about academics, careers, and the future. FINFROCK will be attending Hungerford Elementary, Pineloch Elementary, and Meadow Woods Middle School throughout November to spark interest in STEM careers.