LYNCHBURG, Va. — Life after high school can be a scary time for teens, who are trying to figure out what kind of job to pursue.
In our changing economy, many career experts are pushing students toward the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math; referred to collectively as "STEM."
"Not only are they high growth in the number of jobs that are going to be offered, but they're also high growth in the amount of wages that are going to be available for students," said Elizabeth Narehood, managing director for the Future Focus Foundation at Virginia's Region 2000 Partnership.
To help students train for STEM jobs, school and industry leaders in Lynchburg are starting a new academy. It will be a joint effort of the Region 2000 Technology Council and Future Focus Foundation, Central Virginia Community College, the school divisions of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, and Lynchburg