Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 22, 2012
SETforJOBS.org is a multimedia site, created by leading industries and key associations of the Business and Industry STEM Education Coalition (BISEC). This unique site features video segments, including Real People, Real Stories, photos, articles, interactive activities, contests, educational tools and more. This site is unlike any other ever created for science, engineering, technology and mathematics because it is a free-form, social networking community that allows members to discuss topics and events, share ideas and even engage in mentoring with national, local and state participants.
“Together, we can foster growth in the workplace and further the cultural shift to inspire Americans, especially young people, to better understand science, engineering, technology and all that creative problem solvers have to offer,” said Ed Swallow, Northrop Grumman Corporation VP, Business Development. “BISEC and EIC encourage all those who have an interest in science, engineering and technology to take a pledge to support these industries to ensure and enhance our nation’s global economic and workforce status,” Swallow continued.
“The aerospace industry is a leader in innovation and game-changing technology,” said Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration for The Boeing Company. “Future competitiveness relies on access to a highly skilled and educated workforce. Our goal is to enhance and elevate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to best prepare students for high-tech jobs of today and tomorrow.”
“One of the best ways to reach young people is through entertainment media, that’s why
EIC became a part of BISEC and is proud to help create this opportunity for community-building and workforce inspiration. The creative community must rally around this national imperative to encourage the pursuit of science, engineering, technology and mathematics careers by making these topics accessible, entertaining and engaging to audiences plus frequently reporting progress in the news. SETforJOBS.org is a paramount tool in our quest to engage and further this attitude and behavior shift,” said Brian Dyak, President and CEO, Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.
The social network is designed to bring professionals, educators, students and others together to share thoughts, ideas, opportunities and STEM advancement that support workforce development and jobs. Currently, members can nominate their favorite show for the Science, Engineering and Technology Awards and enter a contest that could win them a trip to LA for the ceremony! This is just one example of the great discussions ongoing RIGHT NOW!
“SETforJOBS.org and leadership of Entertainment Industries Council are awesome! STEMconnector.org is proud of our partnership. We commend you for the launch of the SETforJobs.org and the massive potential for a special resource based social network. You inspire and give clear messages and resources. STEMconnector with its 4000 plus organization profiles, STEMdaily, STEM Town Halls, 100 Women Leaders in STEM and our mutual desire for network for results, driving communications and metrics to show STEM education progress. Our team is so supportive and proud of the partnership,” commented Edie Fraser, CEO, STEMconnector.
The Business and Industry Stem Education Coalition’s purpose is to enhance and elevate the U.S. commitment to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and to facilitate STEM Education through private and public partnerships. BISEC’s purpose is also to align efforts to improve STEM education to develop the future workforce in order to build our nation’s economic competiveness, sustain national security, and develop future jobs and employment specialties that engage a dynamic STEM workforce.
About Entertainment Industries Council
EIC, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 by leaders of the entertainment industry to bring the power and influence of the industry to bear on communication about health and social issues. The organization is considered to be the chief pioneer of entertainment outreach and one of the premiere success stories in the field of entertainment education. EIC provides information resources for entertainment creators through innovative and time-proven services and methods of "encouraging the art of making a difference" from within the entertainment industry. EIC produces the simulcast national television special PRISM Awards Showcase which addresses accurate portrayals of prevention, treatment and recovery from drug, alcohol and tobacco use, and mental health concerns. The organization also produces the S.E.T Awards, honoring positive and non-stereotypical portrayals of science, engineering and technology. EIC’s web site is http://www.eiconline.org.