One of the biggest needs for tribal communities proper now’s STEM training.
For the previous two years, NETWG has been working collaboratively with the opposite tribal working teams to delineate the present and future wants of every Tribe to make sure the event of significant instructional applications. We then work with neighborhood companions to supply them with the sources that they require, whether or not that’s organizing a area journey to a nationwide lab, conducting an interactive lesson plan, or sharing on-line sources just like the Navigating Nuclear Curriculum that we helped develop with Discovery Training and the American Nuclear Society.
Constructing Our Future Workforce
I’m very happy with the work that NETWG is doing to interact extra Tribal college students in STEM alternatives. Regardless of the challenges of COVID-19, we’re persevering with our efforts to interact college students in new actions and are offering extra skilled growth alternatives for educators to get them the sources they have to be profitable within the digital classroom.
We’ve got a vested curiosity in constructing a proficient, revolutionary and various workforce to assist our mission in nuclear power. Indian Tribes are an untapped useful resource. Positioned so near a lot of our nationwide labs, tribal members cannot solely lend their skills to our labs, but additionally present us with necessary historic and cultural context on the lands utilized by DOE scientists. These insights can result in an excellent larger appreciation within the work they’re performing with respect to tribal values.
The sooner we are able to have interaction youngsters in STEM, the higher likelihood we’ve got in constructing our future workforce and from what I’m seeing at STEM occasions throughout the nation, our future seems very shiny.