4 Awesome STEM Career Resources Your Kids Need Now!

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“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” (National Science Foundation)

  1. Career Aisle: Middle School: Have you ever wondered what the future might hold? Explore some of the options available to you in science, technology, engineering and math. Lots of videos.
  2. Kids.gov Jobs: You found it! Grab all the info you’ll need on every cool career under the sun. Wondering what marine biologists do? Want to watch a video on becoming a veterinarian? You’re in the right place.
  3. iON Future: Like games? If website browsing isn’t your style, you can always play this free STEM career exploration game. It’s geared toward middle school and early high school students.
  4. NASA Look to the Future: Careers in Space: You know, you don’t have to be an astronaut to work in the space program. NASA has a list of other professions, including robotics engineer, computer scientist and oceanographer, for you to consider.

STEM careers 2All of us at, The C.A.R.E. Foundation love to magnify how STEM affects our kids education and career path. STEM is the future of the technological age in which they live; it’s opening lucrative career options, and is a necessary key to steps in wise career decisions in 2015 and beyond.

U.S. Department of Labor Findings

In 2009, a list the ten most wanted employees was compiled by the U. S. Department of Labor. Eight of those employees were ones with degrees in the STEM fields: accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, computer engineering, civil engineering, and economics and finance.

U. S. Department of Commerce Findings

STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Health care workers with associate degrees to doctors of medicine will average 20% more in lifetime earnings than peers with similar degrees in non-health care. A glance at 2010 starting salaries for engineers with $47,145 for civil engineers to $60,054 for chemical engineers is strong evidence that STEM related jobs can be financially rewarding careers for our kids. 

And here it is! According to the U. S. Labor Department, The 10 Fastest Growing Occupations from 2008-2018, and their median wages are:

  1. Biomedical engineers, $77,400
  2. Network systems and data communications analysts, $71,100
  3. Home health aides, $20,460
  4. Personal and home care aides, $19,180
  5. Financial examiners, $70,930
  6. Medical scientists, except epidemiologists, $72,590
  7. Physician assistants, $81,230
  8. Skin care specialists, $28,730
  9. Biochemists and biophysicists, $82,840
  10. Athletic trainers, $39,640

The C.A.R.E. Foundations Recommendation to YOU About STEM

You’re career opportunities are endless! Just remember, whether you’re a student, counselor, educator, or parent, The C.A.R.E. Foundation can get you get involved! In fact, you’re taking the first step by simply visiting this our site. If you’re a student: push your school to teach STEM classes. To all the Counselors: Let’s unite to promote students to pursue a STEM Career. Educators! Please emphasize teaching students the relevance of STEM in everyday life. And to our parents: influence your kids to do well and keep an eye out for any spark of interest in STEM. Contact C.A.R.E. today to see what programs are available to you in your local area or state!

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What is SEL Athletics All About?

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The C.A.R.E. Foundation stands for the many programs they sponsor in Career, Academics, Recreation, and Exposure. Under ‘Recreation’, The C.A.R.E. Foundation founded SEL Athletics. SEL stands for Social Emotional Learning Athletics.

SEL Athletics uses sports based character workshops as a vehicle to assist youth in learning life skills such as identifying their feelings, being responsible, managing emotions, showing empathy, respecting others setting goals as well as an appreciation for cultural diversity.
If youth are confident decision makers, caring problem solvers, and competent relationship builders, they will be more successful in sports, school and life.
SportsEquipment_btqIn 2014, The C.A.R.E. Foundation is working with the Gardere Youth Alliance Sports League and we are always looking to expand our resources both locally and nationwide.
To find out more about The C.A.R.E. Foundation and what programs we have to offer please contact us today.

Teen Engineering Prodigy Builds Own Car with Babysitting Money

Fourteen-year-old Kathryn DiMaria can’t get her driver’s license for another two years, but that hasn’t stopped her from building the car of her dreams. At age 12, Kathryn convinced her parents to let her buy and begin restoring a 1986 Pontiac Fiero with $450 in babysitting money. Over the past two years, she has painstakingly restored every part of her Fiero by hand, quickly learning advanced mechanical skills such as welding, grinding, upholstering, sandblasting — even how to rebuild an engine.

With dad Jerry as her loyal project partner, and plenty of automotive know-how from Uncle Bob, Kathryn has embarked on an epic journey that is shattering gender stereotypes, inspiring thousands, and opening doors she never imagined. Watch and learn how Kathryn’s project earned her an invitation from General Motors to attend the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and hang out with two female engineers from the original Fiero team.

So, You Thought Engineering Was Boring? #4

Remember when you were a kid? Of all the things you wanted to be, did you ever consider engineering as a field? Yet,  nearly every child seems to innately know how to make a paper airplane.

We invite you to explore feats of engineering and challenge others to do the same and be sure to post your results to our Facebook or Instagram pages. We’d love to hear your results!

THE CHALLENGE

128256131How to begin: Do any one or more of the 10 Amazing Paper Tricks. Take a fun video or photo of your results and let us know how it went. Be sure to hashtag us at: #IAMMOTIVATION

Our goal:  To rediscover that sciences and engineering and have fun with them. Exposure and exploration (not matter how small) can influence anyone’s interests or passion. Our goal is always to positively influence both teen and adults minds about careers in STEM.

Okay, so there isn’t much of a career in paper tricks, but changing your mind and how you feel about engineering (or any STEM related field) could mean all the difference in everyone’s world: making it a better place!

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