Tech alliance to focus on STEM ed in Gorge


The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) is about to launch another initiative to impact STEM education in the Gorge. STEM is the hot acronym of the moment, standing for science, technology, engineering and math. The GTA, a nonprofit trade association focused on supporting the tech industry of the region, is creating a new college scholarship fund for Gorge students pursuing post-secondary STEM degrees.

“College is expensive and just getting worse,” says Jessica Metta, Executive Director of the GTA. “For a few years now, the GTA has wanted to develop a scholarship fund and since 2015 is our 10th anniversary, it seemed the perfect time to make it happen.”

Ten years ago, Mid-Columbia Ec...

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