CHARLESTON, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--STEM Premier today announced a partnership with Midlands Technical College (MTC) to connect students with businesses. The online STEM Premier program will promote economic growth and access for students and businesses to match skills to job opportunities. The MTC partnership includes all campus locations and continuing education students.
The STEM Premier platform enables students, ages 13 and up, to build personal profiles showcasing their skills and talents so colleges, technical colleges and companies can view the profiles and connect directly with students to share opportunities such as internships, scholarships and job openings in the STEM fields and beyond. The online service allows high school and college students to market themselves and optimize their “personal brand” and guide them toward their education and career goals.
STEM Premier was founded in South Carolina in 2013 and has since expanded nationally – middle school, high school and college students from all 50 states are actively utilizing the platform. Strategic partnerships with organizations like ACT strengthen the mutual goal of identifying STEM-interested and STEM-capable talent at an earlier age and exposing them to the real opportunities out there.
STEM Premier is actively collaborating with school districts, post-secondary institutions and businesses across the country to provide an innovative way to connect with the pipeline of talent and increase the amount of students entering academic and technical STEM careers. STEM Premier plans to expand to more technical colleges in the state and nationwide to replicate this model for student connectivity
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Midlands Technical College, who is leading the way for technical colleges in the state with this initiative,” said STEM Premier, Cara Florence, Business Development & Diversity. “This partnership will allow us to effectively connect talent to college and business in a way we can measure and show great success. Together, we are striving to connect students to careers in STEM-related fields and provide a better network for companies to find talent. In working together, we will be able to directly impact and strengthen our overall economic health.”
About STEM Premier
Founded in 2013, STEM Premier is the first online platform for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students that integrates guidance, ranking, rating, tracking and recruiting. STEM Premier is a subscription-based, multi-channel network connecting academic institutions, corporate partners, and government agencies to a pool of qualified STEM talent in the U.S. and global markets. For more information, go to www.stempremier.com.
STEM Premier is an SCRA Technology Ventures Client Company in the SC Launch program.
About Midlands Tech
Midlands Technical College (MTC) is a comprehensive, multi-campus, public, two-year college serving Richland, Lexington and Fairfield counties of South Carolina. The fifth-largest provider of higher education in South Carolina and the largest provider of transfer students to four-year colleges and universities in the state, MTC enrolls approximately 18,000 credit students annually. The college’s Corporate and Continuing Education program, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the Southeast, annually has 30,000 enrollments and provides continuing education to hundreds of area businesses each year. www.midlandstech.edu