Career pathway in Kentucky named leading 'benchmark' program for U.S.
A national model for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career pathways in Cynthiana, Kentucky, is bulldozing the obstacles girls face for a career in manufacturing.
In celebration of MFG Day (Manufacturing Day), Toyota, Harrison County Schools, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Kentucky FAME (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) and The Manufacturing Institute announced that the manufacturing-focused career pathway in Harrison County will now stretch from pre-kindergarten to master's degree level, an achievement unparalleled, according to the National Career Pathways Network.
The FAME Career Pathway also works to dispel the stereotype that women don't want or can't succeed in technical careers by engaging both girls and boys. While women make up half of the college-educated workforce, less than a third hold STEM jobs. Only about 7 percent of all mechanical engineers are women.
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