Chevron North American Vice President Bruce Niemeyer
While all the mayoral candidates were busy talking about creating jobs, the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board was launching its 7th annual Imagine Career Week focused on mentoring, training and inspiring youth to get ready for the estimated 3 million permanent science, technology, engineering mathematics (STEM) careers that will need to be filled in the energy field alone.
The 3RWIB kicked off the week’s activities with a breakfast meeting for business and education leaders at the Carnegie Science Center, featuring a panel discussion and a keynote presentation by Chevron North American Vice President Bruce Niemeyer.
Investment board CEO Stefani Pashman welcomed everyone, thanked her partners at the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Citizens Bank Foundation for underwriting their efforts for another three years before introducing Niemeyer.
“This is about youth going into companies and taking those first steps toward a career,” she said.
Niemeyer said getting kids interested in STEM careers is critical not only to the strength of the region but to the companies based here.