Workforce Pathways for Youth/STEMLinx


Workforce Pathways for Youth/STEMLinx is a 36-month grant awarded to OIC of America and (4) OIC affiliates nationwide from the Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA). The grant is effective July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2025.

The jobs of the future are in STEM and the workers of today, tomorrow, and the future are the children. To prepare them for work and get them attached to our programs, we launch Workforce Pathways for Youth/STEMLinx.

Four central tenants that guide the STEMLinx program:

  1. Provide a student-centered learning environment
  2. Deliver real-world, relevant activities that foster meaningful learning
  3. Nurture STEM interest, identity, and mastery
  4. Develop a participants’ skill set for a technology-reliant workforce

Four levels of learning to build STEM interest, mastery, and identity:

  • STEM Explore: Career Assessments / Intro Workshops / Coaching
  • STEM Ready: Digital badges / micro-credentials / Workshops
  • STEM Works: Internships / Job Shadow Days / Hands-on Experiences
  • STEM Connects: Connecting to post-secondary education or employment

Click on your local OIC link below to get your career in STEM started today!

  1. Summit Academy with landing page link
  2. OIC of South Florida with landing page link
  3. Wilson OIC with landing page link
  4. OIC of New Britain with landing page link


Summit Academy






New Britain








Workforce Pathway for Youth/STEMLinx is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor Grants $2,500,000

“This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it. Workforce Pathways for Youth/STEMLinx program is an equal opportunity employer/program, and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.”

Want to get involved?

Contact us at the OIC of America office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.


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    “[South Florida OIC] truly is a blessing to the community by assisting the under-employed, unemployed, and ex-offenders population with training and job placement assistance programs.”
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