NET-STEM Works is a series of initiatives to connect and elevate STEM education and
workforce partnerships across northeast Tennessee. This work is led by CESE and NE
TN STEM Innovation Hub, alongside partners across relevant sectors in the region.
STEM Education: Teacher-Company Partnerships in NE TN Project
*New* program kicking off in the 2023-2024 school year pairs middle school teachers in any STEM field with companies in their communities. The STEM education: Teacher-Company Partnerships in Northeast Tennessee project will build relationships between schools and companies, increase awareness of regional opportunities, and offer companies meaningful ways to give back to students, teachers, and schools.
STEM Education-Workforce Workgroup
Join this informal workgroup to help shape new initiatives to support STEM education-workforce/industry connections in our region. Attendees have included employers, educators, and organizations. Free to attend.
- Email Amie Perry (Craven) to join the STEM Ed-Workforce workgroup, with gatherings across the region to inform CESE's STEM Ed-Workforce connection projects.
- Register for the free regional meetings of our NE TN STEM Innovation Hub to learn more about our work, meet educators and regional organizations interseted in STEM education, and to give input to improve the work of our Center and Hub.
Attendees brainstorm at the 3rd gathering of the Workgroup on Sep 14, 2023 at Create Appalachia in Kingsport, TN
Please share your thoughts with us so we can use your input to refine PK-12 and higher education so that we can better align with workforce needs now and in the future.
The NET-STEM Works Survey project will assess characteristics that employers in NE TN are looking for in their entry level STEM hires. The results will inform K-12, higher education, and industries in our region. The goal is the findings of this project will enable organizations to better align educational supports and programming with the skills and knowledge that employers in STEM fields need right now.
The project was led by TJ Jones and Miranda Chen Musgrove, and was supported by the NE TN STEM Innovation Hub, with funds from TSIN.