Demand for professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math has increased 31% over the past 10 years and is continuing, according to the Greater Omaha Chamber. To help grow and connect the region’s STEM workforce to ensure the Omaha community remains vibrant, Lukas Partners client Omaha STEM Ecosystem is hosting Omaha STEM Community Connect: STEM Happy Hour, a free, 21 and older networking event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 5 at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium Conference Center.
Creating opportunities that are accessible and equitable for all requires partnerships across education, business, government and nonprofit sectors. The STEM Community Platform, a community-wide effort with Cox, AIM Institute and several other organizations, was recently launched to connect these sectors and provide youth, educators and professionals with a free, online hub for STEM events, resources, internships and career exploration tools.
Event attendees will learn more about how to get involved with the local STEM Community through the STEM Community Platform and how the role of community partnerships create opportunities that are equitable for all. Speakers will include Jim Collison, Technology Manager at Gallup, and Tony Veland, Director of Business Development at AIM Institute.