Pathway to Careers Conference
6 Metrotech Center
April 21, 2007
9:30 a - 3:00 p
The location for the conference is as follows:
--6 Metrotech Center, Main Building, Regna Lounge
--Directions to Polytechnic University: Click here
here to download a flyer and view the agenda for
Click here to register
for this conference.
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information about the Con Edison essay contest.
This conference is for high school students residing
in Brooklyn or attending a Brooklyn high school. Students
will be recognized for their academic accomplishments
and desire to pursue a science, technology, engineering,
or mathematics-based career pathway. Students will participate
targeted college and career seminars planning and hands-on
activities. Parents/guardians will learn how to help
their children achieve academic success and how to afford
On March 16th, Con Edison, Ventures Scholars Program,
and Polytechnic University recognized the academic accomplishments
of Brooklyn public and private high school students interested
in pursuing math and science-based careers. This is first
in a series of activities that will be jointly developed
by Con Edison and the Ventures Scholars Program to help
Brooklyn high school students learn about math and science
careers and access critical college and career planning
information and resources.
Over 150 Brooklyn high school students and their families
met with Con Edison and other professionals at Polytechnic
University to discuss career pathway options. Students
were also invited to participate in hands-on activities
to help them learn first-hand about these careers, while
parents received extensive information about how to
pay for the rising costs of college.
The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office offered
congratulations to the Brooklyn students and encouraged
them to take advantage of the many Brooklyn-based resources
as they explore math and science career pathways.
“The seminar, in my opinion, was a success. The
auditorium, crash course in engineering and the speeches
made by the speakers were very interesting and enriching.
The seminar provided my mother and I with valuable information
that will aid me in choosing a profession, hopefully
in engineering and choosing a college”, said one
of the Brooklyn high school students attending the event.