Local After School Program Encourages STEM Education

COLUMBUS – A local after school program offers students the resources to expand their education towards current science, technology and more.

Sylvan Learning of Columbus is offering a STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) After School Club with Robotics, Coding and Math Edge Programs.

STEM’s mission is to demonstrate the critical role of (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering and (M)athematics based courses in furthering economic growth.

With their after school program, Sylvan is inspired to give learners the opportunity to be taught the necessary skills for the prevalent and growing number of STEM jobs. 8-year-old Jaren is enjoying the Robotics portion of their program.

Director of Sylvan Learning of Columbus, Cori Callan, is excited to be apart of STEM education.

“By the year 2020, more than half of the careers available will be in the STEM field. That means that students need to be very familiar with technology, not just texting and iPads and those kinds of things, but how they are created, how they work, that kind of thing,” Callan says. “We need to expose young minds to those quick advances and the ability to be adaptive and be excited about change and always be in the forefront, and to find the next best thing that we need in our society.”

The program runs August 17th – December 17th, Monday through Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. For more information on the STEM After School Program contact Sylvan Learning of Columbus at 402.564.2862.