This project involves recruiting and hiring a Science Lab Instructional Assistant (SLIA) for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs. The SLIA will serve to facilitate, implement, and improve quality instructional activities for a variety of CTE STEM courses and programs. The SLIA will assist in lab prep and operations, care for lab equipment and experiments, and maintenance of tools, equipment, and Maker Space and Copmuter lab facilities. The SLIA will also provide in-class lab support, set up and maintenance. CTE STEM instructors have recently been working on new and revised programs and facilities and "raising the bar" in terms of academic rigor, career alignment, and job-skills training and work-based learning activities. These activities, which are directly linked to student success and Strong Workforce Program (SWP) metrics, have resulted in even greater need for lab support.
The CTE STEM SLIA will directly serve students in the following programs: Architecture and Construction, Civil Engineering, Surveying and Geospatial Technology, 3-D Animation, Mechatronics and Industrial Maintenance, Water-Wastewater Technology, Solar PV and other Engineering and Applied Technology related courses.