BSCTC, Verizon partnering for summer program teaching STEM courses to girls

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PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT)- Big Sandy Community and Technical College is partnering with Verizon to bring a new summer program to Eastern Kentucky.

The Verizon Innovative Learning Program is designed to introduce middle school girls to science, technology, engineering, and math.

The three-week program will provide hands-on learning in augmented reality, 3D printing, coding, and entrepreneurship.

Officials said there is room for 100 girls and the program is currently accepting applications.

"It's really important in moving the region along, but it's also important in moving young girls along into bright careers in technology," said Kelli Chaney, Dean of Carrer Education and Workforce Development. "That's part of the goal of the Verizon Innovative Learning Program."

The program runs June 4th-22nd and is free for those who want to participate.

Organizers said the program will last Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm and students will get breakfast and lunch.

For more information contact the Pikeville campus at (606) 218-2060.

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