(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—Interested in pursuing an exciting, rewarding career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)? Delaware County Community College will hold a Virtual STEM Career Day with breakout sessions, panel discussions and a virtual escape room from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, March 25.

This virtual event will enable participants to learn about Pennsylvania high-priority, in-demand, family-sustaining wage occupations. It also will give participants information about the education and training necessary to attain these jobs, as well as provide insight into the many higher education opportunities available at Delaware County Community College for seamless transfer to area four-year colleges and universities. Prizes will be awarded during this event. 

To register, visit www.dccc.edu/stem-career-day or call 610-723-4000. 

Virtual STEM Career Day is sponsored by Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services.

Pennsylvania high-priority STEM occupations such as web developer are in demand by employers and can pay an entry-level wage to an associate degree holder of $54,500 with an average annual salary of $76,710 in Delaware County and an entry-level wage of $55,390 with an average annual salary of $78,840 in Chester County, says the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis.

In healthcare career fields, high-priority STEM occupations such as medical and clinical laboratory technician are in demand by employers and can pay an entry-level wage to an associate degree holder of $38,210 with an average annual salary of $53,530 in Delaware County and an entry-level wage of $40,440 with an average annual salary of $58,460 in Chester County, according to the high-priority occupations lists of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA), which can be viewed by county at https://www.workstats.dli.pa.gov/Products/HPOs/Pages/default.aspx.

High-priority occupations are job categories that are in demand by employers, have evolving skill needs and are likely to provide family-sustaining wages, according to the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s CWIA.