February 21-25 is Engineers Week! Find resources to celebrate and introduce students to engineering on the Engineers Week website. As a part of this event, Thursday is Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. Currently, only 27% of workers in STEM fields identify as female. Find resources to inspire girls in engineering here.
The Ohio Department of Commerce also offers opportunities to help students learn about engineering. The Manufacturing Mentorship Program allows 16- and 17-year-olds to get hands-on experience in manufacturing settings without being enrolled in formal career-technical educational programs or schools. Check out this video to hear what participants of the program have to say about it. To learn more about the Manufacturing Mentorship Program, visit the Ohio Department of Commerce’s website.