Empowering YOUth Conference

SIATech Empowering YOUth Conference – Los Angeles

Wednesday, March 14th 2018 – Los Angeles Trade Technical College

The SIATech Empowering YOUth Conference is an interactive half-day conference that empowers students to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) fields with a special focus on Advanced Transportation, Environmental Science, Healthcare, and Information Communication and Entertainment Technologies/Digital Media.

The Summit is designed to provide students with valuable information about workforce development trends and what they need to do to be well prepared for the jobs of the future.

Who Will Attend?

The SIATech Empowering YOUth Conference will be attended by 400 motivated high school and college students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

Events at the Conference include:

  • Panel discussion with business leaders from diverse Los Angeles area companies talking about the role arts and sciences, technology, engineering, math, and healthcare play in their industry, and current company expectations for new employees.
  • Career Exploration Breakout Sessions
  • Campus Tours
  • Networking with college, university and company representatives

Why a Youth Leadership Summit?

Statewide, California reports that in 2020, the number of jobs requiring a college degree will outstrip the number of jobs which do not, with most of those jobs being STEAM-related.
Additionally, 45% of today’s science and engineering workforce will retire within the next few years. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that science and math proficiency are the new “must-haves” for jobs outside of the usual STEM fields including positions in the hospitality, construction and services sectors.

To be prepared to join the new workforce, today’s students must receive a world-class science and math education, and understand what is needed both in terms of skills development and educational attainment to compete for these new careers.

Additional opportunities for involvement!

We are currently seeking panelists and speakers to participate in the interactive panel discussion and in Career Exploration Breakout Sessions.

We are also seeking local businesses and universities to participate with a table at the Career/College Fair taking place during the Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please consider partnering with us to support opportunity youth in Southern California.

For information about the Empowering YOUth Conference, sponsorship opportunities or to discuss ways for your company or organization to be involved, please click the sponsorship link on the website or contact Karen Marshall at kmarshall@tomorrow.org or 714-616-9411.

Participation by the invited students is 100% supported by our partner/sponsors and SIATech and includes a specially prepared packet of information and resources for the students, continental breakfast and lunch. 

Students and teachers can register for the Empowering YOUth Conference by clicking here.