"Life skills – they’re something you’re expected to know how to do without any training," Calderara said. "In college, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a good career center and they’ll help you retool your resume. If not, it’s kind of up to you to figure it out."
Programs like this help build interest in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM, to help grow the future workforce.
"They’re great students … very involved in their ambitions, but they don’t necessarily know how to guide those actions toward their future aspirations such as working in industry," Calderara said.
The program is set to resume in August, with advanced curriculum that will introduce students to careers in aerospace, biomedical and biotechnology, computer science, cyber security, mechanical engineering and robotics.
"In my eyes, I see him (Calderara) as a person who made it," Enes said. "It would be amazing if I could someday work for Raytheon – come full circle."
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