KSU's Summer Apprenticeship Program: Shaping Future Leaders in STEM

KSU's Summer Apprenticeship Program: Shaping Future Leaders in STEM

Posted on July 2, 2024

Frankfort, KY- On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Kentucky State University (KSU) seasonal workers guided high school students from KSU's Summer Apprenticeship Program (SAP) through the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm, immersing them in hands-on learning experiences. This program, designed for students in grades 10-12, aims to familiarize participants with college life while exploring career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

KSU's SAP is more than just an introduction to college; it is a gateway to future careers in STEM. By engaging students in real-world applications of their studies, KSU is helping to cultivate the next generation of leaders in these critical fields. The program offers students a unique opportunity to work alongside university researchers, providing a glimpse into the innovative work being conducted at the Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm.

By offering programs like SAP, KSU aims to inspire and empower young minds, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their academic and professional endeavors. In addition to the hands-on learning experiences, students in the program benefit from mentorship and guidance from KSU staff and faculty. This support helps them navigate the challenges of transitioning from high school to college and provides valuable insights into the demands and rewards of a career in STEM.

KSU's SAP is a shining example of how educational institutions can play a vital role in shaping the future workforce. By investing in the education and development of young students, KSU enhances individual futures and contributes to the growth and innovation of the wider community.

For more information about the Summer Apprenticeship Program and other educational initiatives at KSU, visit here.