Con Edison

Pathway to Careers Conference
Polytechnic University
6 Metrotech Center
April 21, 2007
9:30 a - 3:00 p

The location for the conference is as follows:
--6 Metrotech Center, Main Building, Regna Lounge
--Directions to Polytechnic University: Click here

Click here to download a flyer and view the agenda for the conference.

Click here to register for this conference.

Click here to access information about the Con Edison essay contest.

This conference is for high school students residing in Brooklyn or attending a Brooklyn high school. Students will be recognized for their academic accomplishments and desire to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics-based career pathway. Students will participate targeted college and career seminars planning and hands-on activities. Parents/guardians will learn how to help their children achieve academic success and how to afford college!

2006 Activities
On March 16th, Con Edison, Ventures Scholars Program, and Polytechnic University recognized the academic accomplishments of Brooklyn public and private high school students interested in pursuing math and science-based careers. This is first in a series of activities that will be jointly developed by Con Edison and the Ventures Scholars Program to help Brooklyn high school students learn about math and science careers and access critical college and career planning information and resources.

Over 150 Brooklyn high school students and their families met with Con Edison and other professionals at Polytechnic University to discuss career pathway options. Students were also invited to participate in hands-on activities to help them learn first-hand about these careers, while parents received extensive information about how to pay for the rising costs of college.

The Brooklyn Borough President’s Office offered congratulations to the Brooklyn students and encouraged them to take advantage of the many Brooklyn-based resources as they explore math and science career pathways.

“The seminar, in my opinion, was a success. The auditorium, crash course in engineering and the speeches made by the speakers were very interesting and enriching. The seminar provided my mother and I with valuable information that will aid me in choosing a profession, hopefully in engineering and choosing a college”, said one of the Brooklyn high school students attending the event.


courtesy of University of Scranton
© 2006 Ventures In Education, Inc.