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2018 Career Concourse2018-01-26T22:52:59+00:00

Attention future STEM professionals: Prep your career for a takeoff! Meet with representatives from local companies and universities that hire and educate employees in STEM fields. Discover career possibilities that match up with local training and education and  navigate your way to an exciting STEM career!

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC

Company’s background and contribution to STEM field.

Mercedes-Benz Vans, LLC (“MBV”) is a plant in North Charleston, South Carolina that assembles Sprinter vans for the U.S. market under the brands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. The midsize Metris van was added to the assembly line in 2015. In July 2016, MBV officially broke ground on the site of its new plant, located next to existing operations in the North Charleston area. The MBV facility will provide up to 1,300 jobs by the end of the decade. Education, specifically STEM education, is an important part of MBV’s community engagement strategy. This engagement can be seen through our current partnerships with Charleston Engineers Joint Council to promote STEM education in the Lowcountry. Additionally, our partnership with Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s Family Science Night focus on promoting STEM education with students in Charleston’s “neck” region. As a Career Concourse exhibitor, MBV is excited to highlight STEM careers that are critical to our future.

Description of Exhibit

Kinetic vs Potential Energy: How do types of kinetic and potential energy used in people’s every day life? How does a MB Van use both types of energy? Build a balloon-powered car to demonstrate this effect. Visit the MBV Trailer, the photo booth, and see the video of vans being built.

STEM-related Careers

Production Reworker, Quality Engineer, Logistics Coordinator, Body Shop Group Leader, Paint Shop Maintenance Specialist

Website

www.mbvcharleston.com/

Associated Builders and Contractors of Carolinas (ABC Carolinas)

Company’s background and contribution to STEM field.

ABC Carolinas is an association that represent Commercial Construction. Most of our career fields are within the construction industry related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Description of Exhibit

Participate in many hands-on construction skilled worker activities: r poured plaster stars molds, carpentry tool display, exterior construction puzzle, electrical wiring, hvac display, construction site work video, time loop of a building being constructed and much more.

STEM-related Careers

Architect, Electrician, Welder, Carpenter, Instrumentation Technician

Website

www.abccarolinas.org

Roper St. Francis

Company’s background and contribution to STEM field.

Roper St. Francis is a healthcare system working on innovative research and solutions to our community’s greatest health needs.

Description of Exhibit

Be placed on the cardiac monitor. Learn how the cardiac monitor works and all the things it can monitor and do.

STEM-related Careers

Community Paramedic

Website

www.rsfh.com

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Company’s background and contribution to STEM field.

We are a science-based federal agency that is tasked with protecting American agriculture and our environment from invasive plant pests and diseases, as well as promoting trade by certifying exports as being free from pests and diseases that may invade other parts of the world.

Description of Exhibit

We will have several displays of mounted native insects, as well as a microscope and simple identification keys that attendees can use to identify the insects and anatomic structures. Learn about the many different programs the agency is involved in and the many different types of job opportunities our agency needs.

STEM-related Careers

Entomologist, Smuggling Interdiction and Trade Compliance Officer, Pest Survey Specialist

Website

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth

Education Tent

Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Lowcountry Graduate Center, The Citadel, Trident Technical College, and University of South Carolina

Colleges and universities will be present to provide STEM careers coursework and skilled-work certificate information.

Meet A STEM Professional Career Chat Schedule

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Time Profession Speaker
10:30 am Quality and Logistics Coordinator Karl Krull
Mercedes Benz Vans
11:00 am Construction Project Manager Todd Altman
Samet Corporation
11:30 am Plant Health Trade Compliance Officer Daniel Hamre
USDA/APHIS
12:00 pm Paramedic Kim Dorman
Roper St. Francis
12:30 pm Entomologist Area Identifier Dr. Carla Coots
USDA/APHIS
1:00 pm Millwright – Rigger, Iron Work, Heavy Equipment Phillip Kirkley
Wayne Brother, Inc.
1:30 pm Plant Health Safeguarding Specialist Theresa Estok
USDA/APHIS
2:00 pm Electrician Gatch Electric
2:30 pm Production Group Leader & Production Reworker Henry Kuhnen
Mercedes Benz Vans

Thanks to our Supporter and Partners!

The Career Concourse area is brought to you by the Charleston Engineering Joint Council, Lowcountry STEM Collaborative, Mercedes-Benz Vans and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

Thank you to our Partners from the Event Program Planning Team:  ArborGen, Berkeley County School District, Charleston County School District, Engaging Creative Minds, Lowcountry STEM Collaborative, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Trident Technical College and South Carolina Department of Commerce.