Empowering YOUth Conference

Empowering YOUth Conference: About the Program

The Empowering YOUth Conference is an interactive, half-day conference designed to empower students to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering art and math (STEAM) fields. Invited students learn how science, technology, engineering, art and math proficiency are critical skills for many current and future jobs.

A moderated panel of business leaders and entrepreneurs will share valuable information about workforce development trends and what students must do to be well prepared for the jobs of the future.

Throughout the day students will attend valuable hands-on breakout sessions that allow them to explore their interests, develop their ideas and interact with company and business leaders speaking about their field of interest.

Students will have the opportunity to attend a college and career fair during the Conference where they will speak one-on-one with college and university faculty and staff. The college/career fair will also allow them to network with attending local business leaders and entrepreneurs, ask questions and hear about current trends in the marketplace.

With 45% of today’s science and engineering workforce retiring over the next few years, opportunities for students to enter these careers is increasingly open and almost unlimited. This is a very exciting time for students to explore the possibilities that their love of science, technology, engineering, art and math has to offer them.

The Empowering YOUth Conference is a “must attend” event, providing valuable resources and information to high school and college students who are seeking to enter the workforce and have a successful career that utilizes the skills they love and excel in.

The Empowering YOUth Conference is produced in partnership with SIATech Charter High Schools, a network of public charter high schools with campuses in Arkansas, California, and Florida. SIATech re-engages disconnected students through an innovative curriculum that integrates technology with academics to ensure students earn a high school diploma and are well-prepared for college and career.
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