Representatives from Southco’s Concordville headquarters recently attended the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career Night at Delaware County Community College (DCCC) in Media, PA, to create awareness of engineering careers at Southco.
The event attracted over 200 people and also featured a keynote speech delivered by Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014. Davuluri, who will use her Miss America scholarship to attend medical school to become a physician, spoke about cultural diversity and the importance of pursuing educational opportunities that lead to careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Members of Southco’s Engineering Services and Human Resources Department teams participated in a mini trade show/career fair that took place after Davuluri’s keynote, showcasing Southco’s Electronic Access Solutions (EAS) as well as other access hardware mechanisms.
During the event, they also had the opportunity to speak with students and potential job seekers about Southco careers and the company itself. Chris Sabin, a 3D CAD draftsperson who recently joined Southco’s Engineering Services group, is a graduate of the CAD Associates program at DCCC. Sabin’s experience with both DCCC and Southco allowed him to provide his own personal insight to students currently enrolled at DCCC in similar engineering programs.
Delaware County Community College offers more than 20 STEM majors, including CNC programming, electronics technology, engineering and machining. The College opened its state of the art STEM Complex in 2010, which comprised of Advanced Technology and STEM Centers with more than 11 science laboratories and 12 specialized labs for customized education and training.
To learn more about Southco’s STEM initiatives, read about Southco’s trip to a local robotics camp.