The Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub works in Linn and Benton counties to create and elevate STEM & CTE opportunities throughout the region. In partnership with educators, industry, families, students, nonprofits, and community-based organizations, we promote opportunities for students to develop the fundamental STEM & CTE-enabled skills and mindsets necessary to:
- Become creative life-long learners who can adapt to changing social & economic conditions;
- Contribute to an increasingly complex & technologically rich global society;
- Address high-demand, competitive workforce & industry needs.
Our Vision and Values
The Mid-Valley STEM-CTE Hub envisions P-20 programming developed through collective action that is accessible to every student, aligned with local industry, and prepares students for well-paying careers and successful futures.
- Diversity is our strength.
- Innovation is the cornerstone of prosperity.
- Education is a collective responsibility.
- STEM IS CTE
- Key stakeholders in education and industry will work together more closely to enhance the STEM-CTE opportunities, achievement, identities, and agency of over 15,000 students in the Linn and Benton County school districts.
- Increase student awareness and knowledge of STEM-CTE concepts, education, and careers.
- Ensure equitable access for diverse participation in STEM-CTE opportunities.
- Develop a sustainable funding environment for STEM-CTE that provides reliable and sufficient support.
- Work w/educators to incorporate applied learning, project-based learning, and other engaging STEM-CTE curricula.
- Provide community-based resources, such as community STEM-CTE events, maker spaces, and take-home STEM-CTE kits and resources.
- Increase access to STEM-CTE learning opportunities for students from under-served and underrepresented communities.
- Offer opportunities for students to interact with STEM and CTE professionals.
- Offer STEM-based work experiences for high school students and college students.
- Develop and implement a STEM-CTE communications campaign for outreach, collaboration, fundraising, and advocacy.
- Identify additional potential funding sources.