STEM CORE ENGINEERING TECH PATHWAYS
A critical component all of the Silicon Valley Engineering Tech Pathways (SVETP) is the STEM Core. The STEM Core provides a foundational year for community college students accelerating their path to STEM degrees and careers in computer science, engineering, and other high wage, high demand occupations. The STEM Core is a cohort-based, block scheduled learning community hosted at all nine partner community colleges.
Complete the three/four-course sequence between Algebra and Calculus in just two semesters
Curriculum contextualized to engineering/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers
Introduction to Engineering and/or Computer Science
Exposure to STEM careers through field trips, guest speakers, and job shadows
Wraparound academic and social support including supplemental instruction, tutoring, additional counseling, etc.
Compete for internships with partner employers including NASA, Lawrence Livermore Lab, and others.
STEM CORE TEAM
Andre Simmons- Student Support Specialist West Valley College
Marina Gonzalez- Student Support Specialist at Ohlone College
Kelsey Wat- Student Support Specialist at Las Positas College
Tam Nguyen- Student Support Specialist at San Jose City College
Donna Miranda- STEM Core Coordinator at Foothill College
Paige Buchanan- Student Support Specialist at Monterey Peninsula College
Emily Oberheim- Student Support Specialist at Mission College
Monty Bott- Student Support Specialist at Evergreen Valley College
Jenny Le- Student Support Specialist at Skyline College
Gabe Hanzel-Sello- Program Manager
David Gruber- Co-Director Growth Sector
Caz Pereira- Co-Director Growth Sector
For more information regarding the STEM Core cohorts please contact Gabe Hanzel-Sello at Gabe@growthsector.org