Yakima Valley students learn of STEM careers in agriculture
YAKIMA, Wash. - Students in the Yakima Valley are being introduced to the idea that the fruit industry can be tied to jobs in computer science.
Ninth grade students from schools in the Yakima Valley attended the “New Tech Careers Growing in the Valley”, a program that explores agriculture careers and the ever-changing tech industry, Friday at Perry Technical Institute.
The Educational Service District 105 and the Washington State Tree Fruit Association presented this half-day program, which a news release states offered a panel discussion, a Q&A session and presentations from local agriculture employers.
According to event leaders, speakers focused on the the possibilities and the preparation for tech-related careers in the fruit industry.
Presenters included representatives from Zirkle Fruit, Matson Fruit, Tree Top, Allan Brothers Fruit, Broetje Orchards and Washington Fruit & Produce Company.