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Free PVCC Event to Promote STEM Degree

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Piedmont Virginia Community College Press Release

Charlottesville, Va. – Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a free event to promote its science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degree and certificate programs Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Event Schedule:

9 a.m. - Registration and welcome; light breakfast

9:30 a.m. - Presentation: The future of STEM career fields

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Program exploration and lab activities

The event will be held in room M835 of the Technology Wing in the Main Building on PVCC's main campus at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. Adults looking for a new career and area high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. They can meet faculty, tour labs and participate in a lab activity and get help with applying to the college, registering for classes and exploring financial aid opportunities. Information about PVCC's Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with four-year colleges and universities will also be available.

PVCC offers STEM degrees and certificates to complete in two years or less of full-time study. STEM career fields are expected to add 2.7 million new jobs by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Workers with associate degrees in STEM fields out-earn 63 percent of people who have bachelor's degrees in other fields. Additional information about PVCC's STEM programs of study is available at www.pvcc.edu/stem.

For more information about STEM Saturday, contact Marya Choby at 434.961.5358 or mchoby@pvcc.edu.

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