Mission and Services

Mission: To promote Public – Private Partnership approach in increasing access to STEAM-based career pathway programs and innovative opportunities for underrepresented youth and young adults. In addition, collaborate with stakeholders in promoting inclusive Local Economic Development projects with representation of marginalized professionals.

Promoting careers in STEAM and Economic Development opportunities for the future generation through public policy and partnerships!

STEAM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math

WCRC contracts their services to particular clients, such as:

Elected Officials, Candidates, Employer Representatives from STEAM Industries, Education Leaders, Programs that Serve K-12 Students and Young Adults, Policy Institutes, Foundations, Economic development agencies, Architects, etc.

Breakdown of Services

Liaison

  • Assist youth and young adult programs by developing STEAM-based career pathway curriculum, industry partnerships and work-based learning evaluation tools 
  • Recruit employers and entrepreneurs to sponsor local cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability projects in lower and working-class neighborhoods
  • Build working relationships with political stakeholders to advocate for initiatives and funding on a Federal, State, and Local level

Career Recruitment

  • Develop career recruitment programs for underrepresented youth and young talents to gain access to STEAM-based internship, mentor, and entry-level career opportunities

Publish

  • Produce white papers and participate in conferences to educate the public and fellow colleagues on topic

Five Reasons Why is WCRC Unique?

  • Creates public and private partnerships as a solution to build economic and environmental sustainability for participants and their communities
  • Focuses on innovative careers that will prepare the next generation to become adapted to global market, change agents and decision makers 
  • Utilizes Geography Information System (GIS) to conduct research for public policy projects
  • Targets career pathway initiatives to participants between the ages of 12-26 and local economic development projects that benefit underrepresented talent, regardless of economic status.
  • Results driven that measures career, work-based placement rates, passed policy initiatives, and economic success of targeted group

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