Spark Industry Introduction

Middle school students learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math through fun, hands-on activities.


Spark Industry Introduction is an opportunity for students in middle-school grades, 6-8, to visit professional workplaces and engage in fun projects while learning about different career options. Spark aspires to motivate students to pursue high-demand, high-wage careers they may never have considered prior to participating.

A particular focus in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art + design and math) industries can give students a head-start on their career identity development. Spark workplace visits typically last between two and three hours and feature lively speakers and hands-on and critical-thinking activities to inspire students.

Spark Industry Introduction is offered at these schools in 2019-20

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Are there any costs if my student participates in Spark?

No, CareerConnect provides transportation and supports with any other expenses.

Are there other CareerConnect programs for middle school students?

Yes, please visit our CareerConnect for Elementary and Middle School Students page for more information about our programs for younger students.

Where do I get more information if my workplace wants to host a Spark event for students?

We’re excited to hear from you! Please stop by our Partners page or send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.