Businesses of Santa Rosa will open their doors to students this school year to provide practical science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics learning through the school district’s STEAM INNOVATE business partnership program.
Partnering businesses will provide experts to advise students, allow students to tour their facilities, provide internships and give them real world problems to solve with the goal of building their professional skills.
One of these partnering businesses is Gulf Breeze-based international web security company App River. Executive Gretchen Clarke said it is crucial for businesses and educators to cooperate.
“It’s important that academia and business sectors align to develop the future workforce or even better the next ‘big idea,’” she said. “Wouldn’t it be great for that to be born right here in Santa Rosa County?”
School Board Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said the internships and programs will be available to students of all ages.
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