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Oct. 21 | Volume 20 - 2021

22nd Annual Lights On Afterschool Celebration

  Join the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) to reflect, celebrate, and call attention to the afterschool programs that are so critical to youth and families during the 22nd annual Lights On Afterschool. Each October, thousands of communities nationwide celebrate the afterschool programs that keep kids safe, inspire them to learn, and help working families. Lights On Afterschool is a national advocacy day where afterschool programs across the nation host events to celebrate and increase awareness about the importance of afterschool. This year’s Lights On Afterschool Day is Oct. 28, and we want North Carolina to have a record number of events in 2021! The Afterschool Alliance and NC CAP encourages all programs and organizations to register their events, so North Carolina can have a record of events. When you register your event, you will receive an event starter kit that includes posters, buttons, and more! Your registration also will enter you in weekly contests for cool prizes! You can register your event here.

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Cybersecurity jobs will grow 31% by 2029

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and this week is #CybersecurityCareerAwarenessWeek! The cybersecurity field has something for everyone. Cyber professionals make real-world impacts by developing solutions in a dynamic industry, making it one of the fastest-growing career fields.



Truck driver training crucial to supply chain

Over the years, the Golden LEAF Foundation has partnered with six community colleges in North Carolina to establish or expand high-demand truck driver training programs. These programs have resulted in 1,783 new truck drivers across the state over the past five years.



Smithsonian brings science power to NC schools

An exciting force is sweeping across Western North Carolina schools and it’s transforming all teachers into science teachers and students who never embraced STEM subject matter before into investigators, explorers, and scientists who love getting their hands dirty! Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) and the NC SMT Center are partners with Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Polk school districts, elevating science and inquiry instruction.



Find great STEM jobs at NC STEM Center

The NC STEM Center is continuously updating career and job opportunities online. We recently added many new listings within the Job Seekers section of the NC STEM website. Quick, easy, free site registration is required.




Featured Program

Lyrical Vision Scholars

The mission of the Lyrical Vision Scholars initiative is to provide a community network that elevates culturally diverse students, propelling them to become innovators, leaders, and economic drivers in STEAM fields. Use the button below to learn more and view other programs at the NC STEM Center.




Featured Opportunity

Earth & Beyond

In this new Morehead program, students participate in NCSCOS-aligned lessons that explore earth science and astronomy concepts. This opportunity is recommended for students grades 9-12. Use the button below for more and view other fantastic STEM opportunities at the NC STEM Center.




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Citizen Schools: Elevating Voices for Equity

Citizen Schools will host Elevating Voices for Equity today (Oct. 21) to learn, engage, and bring together students, educators, employers, and policy makers to uplift BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) voices and create actionable recommendations for changing inequities in STEM education. This virtual conversation is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn more.





NC TECH: 2021 Virtual Summit for Women in Tech

While North Carolina ranks as one of the best states in the country for the number of women in tech jobs, there is still lots of room for improvement. Join NC TECH for the 2021 Virtual Summit for Women in Tech, where you can hear from female leaders from all corners of North Carolina. The event will be held virtually on the mornings of Sept. 23-24. Learn more.





Bridging the Gap 2021

Bridging the Gap is an annual conference that aims to strengthen K-16 STEM education throughout North Carolina and the nation. Due to ongoing pandemic safety restrictions and uncertainties, BTG will be a fully-virtual event this October. Learn more.





2021 (virtual) Color of Education Summit

Join the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity, along with partners, the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University, in critical conversations centered on addressing issues of racial equity and education at this year's Color of Education Summit in October. Learn more.





The Beacons: 2021 NC Tech Awards

The NC TECH Awards is dedicated to celebrating the best and brightest in the state’s tech sector. This year's event on Nov. 3 at the Raleigh Convention Center is an evening celebration recognizing innovation, growth and leadership. The event includes a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. This week, the finalists were announced. Learn more.





MCNC Community Day

MCNC's signature Community Day event returns on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the Durham Convention Center. At this time time, there will be options to attend either in-person or virtually, and will include sessions on broadband, cybersecurity, and other vital initiatives affecting communities across North Carolina. Registration is now open. Learn more.



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