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MHC, CF Industries launches first STEM for a Day
March 27, 2023
In support of providing meaningful and advanced exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Medicine Hat College (MHC) and CF Industries are inviting prospective postsecondary students to participate in STEM for a Day this May.
An immersive, full-day experience, the opportunity will give participants an inside look into programs including built environment engineering technician, environmental biology and reclamation technology, information technology and power engineering technology.
Beginning at the high school level, the first sessions are being offered to students within Medicine Hat Public and Prairie Rose School Divisions, Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education and Sunrise Collegiate on May 2-4. There is also an open day, on May 19, which is available for community members and high school students outside of these school divisions.
Landon Heilman, student recruitment coordinator at MHC, says those interested in trying out the different programs related to STEM will find value in the experience.
“We are excited to be offering our very first STEM for a Day, where students can come to campus and actually try STEM-related programs before applying. They will get to learn things like how to code, how a power engineering facility works and will even get to view organisms under a microscope. We hope that after this experience, students will walk away feeling confident in what programs they want to take.”
MHC’s development officer, Tonielle Pavlovic, says the collaboration with CF Industries has brought the opportunity to life and will help in creating exposure for high school students in our region. Representatives from CF Industries will also be present at the event to speak to students and answer any questions they have about working in STEM.
Mandy Dion, human resources manager at CF Industries, agrees the partnership is one they are proud to support.
“CF employs many people in the community in the STEM industry and feel this is a great opportunity to engage with our local schools. We want to provide a program that is accessible to all students who might not otherwise get the opportunity to learn about a variety of careers and help make key decisions for their future.”
High Schools have been provided registration links for student registration, while those attending the open day may register online at www.mhc.ab.ca/STEM.