VBEC Presented the Fifth Annual Dream Big STEM Expo for Eight-graders
On January 10-11, 2017, Victoria Business and Education Coalition hosted the fifth Annual Dream Big STEM Expo at Victoria College Health Science Center and VISD Career and Technology Institute.

Over the course of two days, about 1,100 students from Victoria and the surrounding communities in eighth-grade, were presented information in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)  career fields. 

"This event is very important to me because it helps me realize what I want to do in the future," said Janine Ajrami, Cade Middle School student. "I have learned more things about careers and other paths that I might want to take."

Anthony Garza, 8th grade student at Kade Middle School, said the Dream Big STEM Expo gave him a "broader view" of what STEM careers entail. "It is a great learning experience," he said. "I have got the opportunity to see more job choices and more stuff that I like to pursue."

David Roger, Victoria Police Department  Officer  said," I am here today to talk about what it takes to become a police officer, the steps students  have to take to get there and the importance of education to become a police officer" .
 "I really enjoy getting to visit with these young students and hopefully make a good impression on them and help them choose their career path."

The Dream Big STEM Expo gives students an opportunity to interact with Victoria area Industry and Business representatives  as they plan for the future upon entering high school.