Boeing South Carolina Aims to Connect with Regional Talent Through STEM Premier

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Online platform bridges gap between emerging talent in
Charleston-Metro and opportunities within advanced manufacturing

CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an effort to help the Tri-County Region create and retain a qualified
talent pipeline for its booming aerospace industry, Boeing
South Carolina
has again teamed up with Charleston-based STEM
Premier
. STEM Premier enables colleges and companies like Boeing to
proactively identify talent, ages 13+, and directly connect with them to
create awareness of opportunities and careers within their organization.

For the second year in a row, Boeing will expand their involvement with
STEM Premier by sponsoring three more local high schools – an approach
that will support the mid-to-long-term workforce needs for Boeing in the
region. Students attending Fort
Dorchester High
, West
Ashley High
and Berkeley
High
will join STEM Premier and be directly exposed to Boeing South
Carolina to learn more about opportunities within the company.

“As we begin our second century of innovation, Boeing is committed to
inspiring and preparing the next generation of innovators, critical
thinkers and problem solvers,” said Kelley Halliwell, global corporate
citizenship specialist at Boeing South Carolina. “We’re harnessing the
natural curiosity of young people with opportunities made available
through STEM Premier. We show them how their skills and talents can
translate into high-paying jobs across a variety of industries.”

Boeing’s support of STEM Premier helps enable students to enroll and
build digital portfolios showcasing their talents, receive personalized
career guidance, and discover colleges
and companies
that can view student
profiles
and recruit them directly via internal messaging – leveling
the playing field for all students.

“The opportunities are there. The talent is there. We only need to
establish a more direct pathway that will create a recruiting ecosystem
between the two. STEM Premier is that vehicle thanks to the support of
companies such as Boeing,” said Casey Welch, co-founder and COO at STEM
Premier.

“Through our support of organizations like STEM Premier, we are
continuing to invest in South Carolina’s future,” continues Halliwell.

About STEM Premier

Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., STEM Premier is the first online
solution that assists students ages 13+ in designing a career pathway,
educators in recruiting top talent to their schools, and employers in
developing a stable, continuous talent pipeline. For more information,
visit www.stempremier.com.

Contacts

Howard/Merrell
Amanda Frasca, 919-844-2746
afrasca@howardmerrell.com