Workplace Immersed Early Career Development for Lifelong Economic Stability
The STEAM Center provides a tangible pathway to economic mobility and wealth creation for young New Yorkers from a diverse range of socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.
The STEAM Center Model Elements define the infrastructure of the school and detail considerations the school design team had to make across:
- Community & Family Partnership
- Schedule & Facilities
- Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
- Adult Roles, Hiring & Development
- Logistics & Operations
The STEAM Center’s Design Principles are core characteristics of its learning environment and weave through each of the experiences scholars have throughout their time at the school.
- Learning By Doing
- Workplace Immersion
- “With Not For”
- Equitable Access
Through project-based learning in a real-world environment, with the technical, professional, career and financial skills to create their own futures. With a focus on building their own identity, agency, and social capital, scholars are prepared to adapt across their careers in the 21st century economy.
Immerse yourself in project-based learning opportunities to bring the academic work to life while earring industry credentials and interfacing with professionals.
The STEAM Center model is a pioneer for workplace learning, where the workplace is the classroom. The concept development and early-stage implementation of the STEAM Center attempts to significantly improve upon the well-established success of Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools.