The Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance is the Capital Region hub of the Empire State STEM Learning Network.
The region’s four Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) have joined with the business community, community colleges, and other educational and community organizations involved in STEM education to create the Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance, facilitated by the Center for Economic Growth. The four BOCES are the Capital Region BOCES, Questar III BOCES, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES.
The Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance will facilitate connection, communication, and collaboration among a diverse spectrum of the region’s education and business leaders and stakeholders in support of their efforts to advance and implement sustainable, scalable STEM education and prepare all students for educational and career success.
Our schools will prepare all students for educational and career success and provide a career-ready workforce for the area’s increasingly diverse, STEM-based economy.
The Alliance will extend the impact of STEM resources by connecting, supporting, and scaling existing STEM-related programs, platforms, partnerships, and curricula.
The Alliance will provide focus and resource coordination in support of its partners’ efforts to build broad awareness and understanding of the need for STEM education and increase community support for and student participation in interdisciplinary STEM courses.
The Alliance will provide focus and resource coordination to regional initiatives to enhance the capacity of administrators and teachers to deliver high quality interdisciplinary STEM instruction and project-based and inquiry-based learning.
The Alliance will promote and coordinate the utilization of the region’s business and educational assets to expose learners to 21st Century careers and education paths.