Career Conversations – Organization Registration


Wed, October 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530 [ MAP ]

The LI STEM Hub recognizes the important role that parents play in helping their child make a career choice. Many parents are not aware of the many growth industries, educational options and career opportunities that are available for their children and are unsure of how to best guide them and help them explore successful careers in high growth industries on Long Island. Eric Middleton and Teri Loughead, in the article “Parental Influence on Career Development,” appearing in an issue of “Journal of Career Development.” Middleton and Loughead say a teen can experience insecurity while trying to figure out the answer to the question of who she is and what she wants to do in life. At this time in her life, parents are the biggest influences.
Recognizing this, the LI STEM Hub will be hosting a regional conference to help parents’ better guide their child in making informed educational and career choices. The LI STEM Hub will have subject matter experts share information and insights at a regional conference on October 24, 2018.

Parents/Guardians and their middle through high school age children who have an interest in exploring their areas of interest and how this connects to educational opportunities and successful careers particulary those in Science, Technology, Enginnering, and Math (STEM) on Long Island.

Create a current, engaged and interactive session on October 24, 2018 that provides a starting point for career and educational exploration through the following actions:

• Begin a dialogue for students to start thinking about their future on Long Island and how to prepare for careers
• Excite and engage students and parents in learning how to make informed educational and career choices
• Show students how to understand their personality types and how this can help guide educational and career success
• Exposure to the growth industries, businesses and projected careers across Long Island
• Share options from educational institutions that are available through degrees, certifications, training etc.
• Gain a clear grasp of career latticing Middle Level Skill occupations in the region, and the training/education/skills/experience required to fill them
• Encourage additional discussions and research into educational and career options


Focusing on the sectors that the LI STEM Hub has identified as our critical areas for job growth/opportunity (Healthcare, Engineering, Energy, Manufacturing, Technology /IT, Aviation/Transportation, Life Science), the LI STEM HUB event will guide attendees through the following questions:

• What is my personality type and how can I uses this information to guide more informed decisions about my future?
• What career opportunities exist today, how industries are changing, and what will growth industries look like?
• What education/training/certifications do I need and how can I access them?
• What additional resources are available to students / parents?


Industry focused STEM Talks (8 minutes each) will present a “story” outline including relevant career, educaitonal requrements, salary information, and where to seek the nessecary education.

• Healthcare
• Life Science
• Aviation/Transportation
• Engineering
• Energy
• Information Technology
• Manufacturing

Expo Session
– Education and industry tables highlighting programs and careers will have industry representatives available to talk to students. Colleges will display how the Holland code relates to represented industry majors and jobs.

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