Bureau Veritas Announces the Bureau Veritas STEM Scholars Program
Bureau Veritas, a world leader in Testing, Inspection, and Certification (TIC) services, announced the Bureau Veritas STEM Scholars Program in partnership with STEM Educational Institute and Madison Square Boys & Girls Club. The program aims to give high school students in New York City’s most under-resourced communities the technological skills needed to enter today’s workforce while building generational wealth.
Kicking-off on June 28, 2021, in New York City, The Bureau Veritas STEM Scholars Program serves as a career bridge for high school students to enter into STEM fields and college majors. Students will participate in an in-person curriculum that includes:
- STEM and Coding Skills: Leveraging a case study from Bureau Veritas, the scholars will receive hands-on training to solve real-world problems.
- Career Bridge and Financial Stability: Bureau Veritas provides students a stipend to support their daily needs. This stipend allows students to focus on learning skills that can easily transfer into internships or full-time positions.
- Generational Wealth and Future Goals: Students enroll in a 529 College Savings Plan with a scholarship from Bureau Veritas and learn fundamental skills to prepare and save for college through a wealth management curriculum.
- Mental Health Resources: Support with coping with COVID-19 induced stress, study strategies, and stress management skills.
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“Bureau Veritas is committed to developing the next generation of STEM professionals, and we are proud to launch the Bureau Verita STEM Scholars program in New York City,” said Natalia Shuman, EVP, and CEO, BureauVeritas North America. “Our goal is to ignite the imaginations of the students by demonstrating all the ways STEM touches our lives. We are proud that through the Bureau Veritas STEM Scholars Program, we can help create a foundation for the next generation of STEM leaders.”
“Only 30% of high-ability eighth-graders from low-income families complete college. Our goal is to give underrepresented students the wealth management skills they need to succeed and introduce them to a variety of STEM career opportunities through mentoring and scholarships,” said Nikisha Alcindor, President, and Founder, STEM Educational Institute. “We sincerely appreciate the generous contributions and invaluable expertise of BureauVeritas and its leaders through the Bureau Veritas STEM Scholarship Program.”
The Bureau Veritas STEM Scholarship Program received applicants through the Boys and Girls Club in New York City and 15 high-school students have been awarded the scholarship and invited to participate in the curriculum. All student participants will receive a scholarship through a 529 College Savings Plan upon completing the program.
BureauVeritas is committed to corporate social responsibility and shaping a better world through community programs that prepare the next generation of STEM professionals and the BV Green Line, a wide range of sustainability services and solutions that enable clients to address the growing challenges of society, and to implement, measure and achieve their sustainability objectives.
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