HARRISONBURG — The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council will host a luncheon next month on the link between STEM education and successful job creation and workforce development in the central Valley.
STEM stands for the subject areas of science, technology, economics and math.
The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the James Madison University Festival Conference and Student Center. The cost is $15 and the event is open to the public, although registration is required.
Speakers will include Laura Fornash, Virginia’s secretary of education, and Jim Cheng, the state’s secretary of commerce and trade. They will provide an update on Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “All Students” initiative.
Pat Lintner, director of instruction for Harrisonburg City Schools, will follow with a talk on the retooled STEM efforts within the division.
For more information or to register, log onto www.svtc-va.org.
— Rob Longley