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Three high school students and NICC participate in IPTV-sponsored Girls in STEM event

February 1, 2018

Three high school student participants in the Career Learning Link Partnership through Northeast Iowa Community College attended a Girls in STEM event in Johnston on Monday, Jan. 29, to learn more about high-demand, high-paying careers for women.

The students visited interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) booths taking guided notes about the training and education needed for specific careers. The event was sponsored by Iowa Public Television and Million Women Mentors Iowa.

NICC Career Coach Amanda Reddick-Gilson accompanied the following high school juniors to the Girls in STEM event: 

  • Morgan Vorwald, Edgewood-Colesburg High School, is the daughter of Lynne and Ken Vorwald from Dyersville.
  • Adriana Reese, Oelwein High School​, is the daughter of Melissa Reese and Chris King.
  • Amanda Fahey, Kee High School in Lansing​, is the daughter of Joe Fahey and Amy Wiemerslage.

The Northeast Iowa Community College Career Learning Link group was the only school in northeast Iowa selected to attend the event and one of only 10 school districts statewide. More than 40 schools applied to attend.

The following STEM organizations provided interactive booths at the Girls in STEM event: General Mills, Rockwell Collins, Million Women Mentors, South Central STEM Hub, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, John Deere, Women in Science and Engineering, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines, Central Bank, Stine Seed Company, Measured Intentions: Elevate Iowa, DuPont Pioneer, Vermeer and EMC.

ABOUT NORTHEAST IOWA CAREER LEARNING LINK: Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link (CLL) is a program that exposes students to high-demand career areas and sets them on the pathway to career and educational success beyond high school. The program provides work-based learning opportunities for students in partnership with local businesses.

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