Yakima County Development Association - STEM Video Highlights Skills and Careers at Magic Metals

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STEM Video Highlights Skills and Careers at Magic Metals

STEM Video Highlights Skills and Careers at Magic Metals

February 23, 2015

Our newest STEM education video features Magic Metals.  The company is our region's largest local metal fabricator and a great local employer.  The company depends heavily on employees with STEM skills.  A big THANKS goes to Magic Metals for showcasing their company, career opportunities, and skills needed for success. 

alt textMagic Metal's video allows younger adults to see what their company is all about and the careers they offer.  Not every business is able to offer plant tours, visit classrooms or provide job shadows so these these videos are a great way of showcasing local employers and the key skills they need from current and future employees. To learn more about this project click here.

Click here to see the Magic Metals video (password = STEM 2015).  Our other nine STEM clips are also located on this page.

As part of the overall initiative to advance STEM education our office is also building webpages to feature companies and videos on a regional STEM website.  We will continue to expand on these pages in the future and will be slowly adding links to classroom projects and problems at the bottom of each employer page.

Our students plan to produce videos at Cubcrafters and Amtech next.  Stay tuned as we follow their progress. 

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