Blue Cross is once again opening its doors to 25 high school students for the Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program this fall to talk all things tech.
The program is organized through Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering (DAPCEP), a nonprofit organization with nearly 40 years of experience partnering with universities, training programs and K-12 school systems. The goal is to connect youth to the best science, technology, engineering, medicine and math (STEMM) educational experiences in Michigan. The Blue Cross program is titled “Watch Me Dab on STEMM.” Students will be located onsite at the Detroit Tower for five weeks beginning in early October. Through fun interactive activities, students will gain knowledge of how their school courses integrate with the health care industry. They will hear firsthand from employees in Actuarial, Underwriting, Customer Service and other departments on how their school training connects with company business areas. If you know a sophomore, junior or senior in high school who wants exposure to a STEMM-related field, here’s your chance to get them involved. Have them sign up by visiting the DAPCEP website. Ten scholarships are being offered for free enrollment on a first come, first served basis. “At Blue Cross, we feel it is important to invest in the education of these young minds, our future leaders, and help guide them in their career and education paths,” said Ron Wood, vice president, Small Group Underwriting and Underwriting Operations. “The BCBSM and DAPCEP partnership is a great way to do this.”