Dream It. Do It.

2022 Youth Conference

SAVE THE DATE:   May 17th, 2022

Lewis-Clark State College and the Dream It. DO It. Partners invite 2021/2022 10th and 11th grade students to our annual conference.  This is an opportunity for each student to experience a day of local industry and higher education breakouts exploring future, local career options.  Businesses participating are located in southeast Washington (Asotin, Garfield, or Whitman counties) and north-central Idaho (Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, and Nez Perce counties). 


WHAT WILL THE DAY BE LIKE?

Each student attendee will participate in four, 30 minute industry sessions and one higher education segment. Dynamic industry representatives will share information on their company or organization, what their job requires, their career path, what they like about their work, and what education is required for their job. At registration, students will select their industry preferences. Higher education sessions will help students to link to educational pathways that could help them to succeed in occupations needed in the region.


WHAT IS DREAM IT. DO IT.?

The Northwest Intermountain Dream It. Do It. Chapter is a local alliance dedicated to recruiting area youth to manufacturing and other valued industries. Dream It. Do It. is a youth recruitment strategy developed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) through its educational arm, The Manufacturing Network.


WHO ARE THE DRIVERS?

The Dream It. Do It. Council is responsible for bringing Dream It. Do It. to the area and coordinating DIDI activity. The Council is established to better align talent with industry needs. Thirty educational and industry representatives meet quarterly to provide leadership in activities that support the council’s mission. Council representation includes the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, Walla Walla Community College, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Idaho Department of Labor, Eastern Washington Partnership, regional businesses, local school districts, local trade unions, and economic development. Geographically, the region encompasses the Idaho counties of Latah, Lewis, Idaho, Clearwater, and Nez Perce as well as the southeast Washington counties of Whitman, Asotin, and Garfield.


THE REGION’S WORKFORCE:

Even with the economic challenges of the last year, it is predicted that our region will have a workforce shortage of approximately 7,900 workers by 2028. Retaining as many of our youth is critical to the future of southeast Washington and north-central Idaho. Our hope is that we can stimulate student interest in educational pathways that circle back into our region.

The following job opportunities and industries will be highlighted at the conference. Please click on the industry below to download a one-page sheet highlighting the industry.

K-12 STEM Videos Available:

This video library is for educators and is provided free-of-charge by Lewis-Clark State College, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, and the Dream It. Do It. partners. The videos supplement STEM education and provide practical applications for a variety of concepts. 

To help expand this library, PLEASE send your video ideas to [email protected] and provide the education level, discipline, topic, and concept. We will do our best to develop more video options.

Part I: Energy transfer; types of energy

Education Level: K-16
Discipline: General Science
Topic: Energy

Part 2: High and low energy; kinetic and potential energy

Education Level: K-16
Discipline: General Science
Topic: Energy

Part 3: Stable and unstable, spontaneous change, transfers of energy, coupled reations in biology

Education Level: K-16
Discipline: General Science
Topic: Energy

Part 4: Spontanious changes, irreverible processes, disorder, times arrow

Education Level: K-16
Discipline: General Science
Topic: Energy

Part 5: physics and chemistry, units

Education Level: K-16
Discipline: General Science
Topic: Energy

Modeling certain properties of magnetic materials

Education Level: 11-12
Discipline: Math
Topic: Polynomial Equations

When are we ever going to use…logarithms

Education Level: 11-12
Discipline: Math
Topic: Logarithms

When are we ever going to use…radians?

Education Level: 11-12
Discipline: Math
Topic: Trigonmetry

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