WakeMed Health & Hospitals recently received the Business and Industry Award in Science, Mathematics and Technology Education for its support of Wake County Public Schools Wake Early College of Health and Sciences.
The annual award is given by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (SMT) to an organization that has made an impact on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and development.
WakeMed helped develop the vision for the Wake Early College of Health and Sciences and continues to support the school. The Wake Early College of Health and Sciences allows students to earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree in a STEM discipline in just five years. Students are introduced to more than 700 STEM job titles at WakeMed through career fairs and mentorships. The program benefits students interested in health sciences, and promote STEM-related career paths.