360 Training & Development is a minority and women-owned business with a mission to strengthen and diversify the STEM workforce pipeline through schools, colleges, community organizations, and business partnerships. 360 STEM offers K-College services and programming to prepare low income and minority students for LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL!
We create STEAM pathways aligned with ACT 158, The Pennsylvania statewide high school graduation requirement. Our programs help schools, non profits, and small businesses provide students an alternative route to graduation by demonstrating post secondary preparedness through one of four pathways that more fully illustrate college, career, and community readiness.
360 STEAM pathways are for students who are interested in career exploration options in a pre-apprenticeship program, pursuing an industry-based workforce certification, entrepreneurship, passing the College Board AP Computer Science, SAT, ASVAB, or PSAT exam, or that are interested in attending college after high school graduation.
Vision StatementTo develop a pipeline of students from low-income, underrepresented communities that attend K-College schools and are interested in pursing a STEM-related workforce certification or opt to attend a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) and major in a STEM-related discipline. The goal of the vision is to create pathways for LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL for low income and minority students and to increase STEAM career interest, STEAM work experience, certification, or educational attainment while also increasing the earning potential of low income and minority student's to meet or exceed the livable wage in their respective community.
Communities of Influence
Essentially, 360 seeks to create "Communities of Influence" with strong local, regional, and national partnerships within community organizations, schools, universities, and businesses who work collaboratively to provide fair and equitable education and to increase the living wage in low-income and underrepresented communities.