Youth Leadership Summit

SIATech Youth Leadership Summit - Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 8:30AM – 2:00PM
East LA City College

SIATech Youth Leadership Summitis an interactive half-day summit that empowers students to explore careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a special focus on Advanced Transportation, Health, and Information & Communication 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 Youth Leadership Summit will be attended by 300 motivated high school and college students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math. Many of these students will serve as representatives from their schools.
Events at the Summit include:

  • Panel discussion with representatives from a diversified set of Los Angeles area companies on the role science, technology, engineering, and math, play in their industry, and company expectations for employees in the future.
  • Career Exploration Breakout Sessions
  • Networking with a wide variety of 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 STEM-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 skill development and educational attainment to compete for these new careers.

Additional opportunities for involvement

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 summit by clicking here.

For information about the Summit, sponsorship opportunities or to discuss ways for your company or organization to be involved, please click the sponsorship link on the website, or contact the Youth Leadership Summit Team at or 949-609-4660 x16.