Connecting young people to high wage, high demand careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

As our national workforce increasingly relies on people with these skills to succeed in fields like information technology, manufacturing and healthcare, STEMLinx builds up the workforce of tomorrow and the future.


STEMLinx inspires and supports young people in gaining the interest, skills, and experiences they need to pursue careers in the STEM field, reaching into schools and forgotten neighborhoods to create pathways to rewarding careers.


This program offers youth work experiences, engagement with STEM professionals, and access to learning labs. With in-school, summer, and community learning opportunities, STEMLinx participation can lead to credentials through the Sullivan Training Network—OICA’s nationally recognized career education system.

STEMLinx central tenets

  • Provide a student-centered learning environment
  • Deliver real-world, relevant activities for meaningful learning
  • Nurture STEM interest, identity, and mastery
  • Develop agile skills for a rapidly changing workforce

How it works

Level 1 STEM Explore

  • Career exploration
  • Guest speakers
  • Employer field trips

Level 2 STEM Ready

  • Digital badges
  • Micro credentials
  • Student portfolios
  • Personal development plan workshops

Level 3 STEM Works

  • Resume building
  • Mock interviews
  • Internships
  • Job shadow days

Level 4 STEM Connects

  • Job fairs
  • Job placement
  • College fairs
  • Professional networking experiences

Prepare for careers of the future today!

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