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Post-Secondary Workgroup

STRATEGY - Creating equitable and diverse education-to-career pathways (Post-Secondary)

LONG-TERM OUTCOME

Philadelphia K-12 schools, post-secondary institutions, and local employers work together to formalize diverse pathways that recruit, immerse, and inspire Black, Latinx and women Philadelphians to enter STEM fields

Short-Term Outcomes
  • Post-secondary institutions consider a wide range of skills and experiences for entry into STEM programs of study (e.g., eliminate SAT/ACT scores). 

  • Black, Latinx, and women Philadelphia school students have increased opportunities for remediation and preparation to enter and excel in post-secondary STEM programs.

  • Post-secondary degree and non-degree STEM programs have access to resources that allow them to provide real-world and career-transferrable experiences that facilitate entry into STEM careers

  • Philadelphia high schools and STEM employers collaborate to develop real-world and career-transferrable experiences that align to STEM careers.

Medium-Term Outcomes
  • Post-secondary institutions accept a wide range of skills and experiences into STEM program admissions decisions.

  • Utilization and successful completion of remediation and preparation increases among students who 1) are in need of remediation and/or 2) are interested in post-secondary STEM programs.

  • Post-secondary degree and non-degree STEM programs provide real-world and career-transferrable experiences that facilitate entry to STEM careers.

  • More women and Black and Latinx Philadelphia public high school graduates major and graduate in STEM fields.

Co-Chairs

David Zuzga

Associate Professor & Chair

The Wistar Institute

Jessica Randall

Apprentice Program Manager

Goodwin College

Drexel University

Summer  Science Bridge Program

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Post-Secondary Mentorship Grant Project 

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Philadelphia Geography Project

Our group is working to map school STEM learning needs so PSEC can direct partners and resources to create STEM Pathways.

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