SCPa Works’ summer programs focus on STEM, computer science skills

SCPa Works’ partnership with Harrisburg University to create STEM Exploration Summer Camps has been a tremendous success. This week, First Lady Frances Wolf visited the camps to highlight the importance of tech skills, summer programs and providing more opportunities for young women get involved in STEM programs. 

The Summer STEM Exploration Camps, supported by funding through SCPa Works, focused on various topics including computer science, coding, biotechnology and 3D modeling. Students built their own Raspberry Pi computers that they took home with them at the conclusion of the camp.

First Lady Wolf highlighted that “over the next ten year, over 70 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills,” emphasizing the importance of programs and workforce development investments in the STEM field.

SCPa Works has placed a priority on investing in high-quality summer programs for at-risk and underrepresented student populations that teach skills in in-demand occupations. With Governor Wolf’s investment in the PAsmart initiative, we are excited to work closely with the PA Workforce Development Board to continue to invest in and advance programs that build a pipeline for the Commonwealth’s fastest growing jobs.