Bay Area LEEDS serves close to 300 high school students yearly in outside-school-time summer enrichment aligned with STEM workforce needs including those focused on healthcare and biotechnology, engineering, alternative energy, environmental and advanced transportation. The Summer STEM Series is made possible by industry grants and is responsive to high-demand careers in the regional economy.
The 2nd Annual Girls Lead The Way STEM Summit for middle school girls is among the many outside-school-time opportunities Bay Area LEEDS provides during the school year to reinforce Project Lead The Way curriculum delivered in classrooms across the East Bay every year. All the enrichment experiences are made possible by industry investment.
Bay Area LEEDS engages hundreds of STEM business professionals yearly to support high-quality programming like a regional science fair which impacts over 100 East Bay schools—all with the goal to create the long-term talent pipeline aligned with high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in the regional economy.
Bringing real-world relevance to the classroom directly related to a teacher’s area of expertise is among the many outcomes of Bay Area LEEDS’ teacher training. Educators share with students the knowledge gained from experiences, making positive changes in practices and authenticating curriculum. Better preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers can ensure a ready pipeline of talent for regional employers.
Developing Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce
We don’t know what tomorrow’s jobs will be, but we do know that our future depends on a strong workforce, and today’s schools need to prepare students to be part of it. Our region needs students who are prepared for the modern economy and teachers who are knowledgeable about the greater East Bay’s workforce and talent needs. Bay Area LEEDS (Linking Education and Economic Development Strategies) is dedicated to developing and supporting sustained collaboration among business, labor, government, K‐12, and post‐secondary education and training institutions to strengthen the regional economy.
Bay Area LEEDS provides a platform for employers and educators to collaborate to ensure that graduates have the right experiences and skill sets to support local industry’s talent pipeline needs into the future.
Get Involved Today!
There are many ways you can join the effort to ensure we have the diverse talent available to support our flourishing STEM economy. We encourage you to join with our growing number of program sponsors, including:
Bay Area LEEDS is a certified IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charity. EIN: 83-3965064