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Blue Cross to sponsor 5-week STEM course in Detroit in October

Posted: 8:41 AM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 08:54:00-04
Blue Cross to sponsor 5-week STEM course in Detroit in October

For the fifth year, Blue Cross will sponsor a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) course during the Fall DAPCEP program, “In My Feelings: Embracing STEM In Health Insurance” starting Oct. 6. Classes will be held on-campus at the Detroit Tower.

The curriculum content, activities and title are designed to be more attractive to teens to spark their interest in areas that are not readily noted in the Health Insurance industry. Blue Cross has a wealth of STEM related career paths that can be shared with students.   

DAPCEP is a nonprofit organization with nearly 40 years of experience partnering with universities, training programs, K-12 school systems and corporations to connect Michigan youths to STEM educational experiences.

Over the course of five Saturday morning meetings, students can expect to be introduced to potential career paths in health insurance. This first-hand knowledge of how STEM is integrated into our health Insurance industry can help these students make future decisions towards their career. Several areas of focus include Underwriting, Actuarial, Business Efficiency and Continuous Improvement, Information Technology, Service Operations and more. 

If you know a sophomore, junior or senior in high school who wants exposure to a STEM-related field, they can sign up at http://www.dapcep.org/ . All they would need to do is select the “In My Feelings - Embracing STEM in Health Insurance” Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan course. Only 30 students will be accepted this year.