SEMI High Tech U is coming back to Oneida County for the second straight year.

The program trains local teachers in the most effective ways to introduce the rapidly expanding career fields of science, technology, engineering and math or STEM into their classrooms.

Alice Savino, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board, says it's all about developing a future high-tech workforce.

85 teachers will be taking part in SEMI High Tech U, including for the first time, elementary and middle school teachers.

The program includes a tour of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany.

It's supported by BOCES, the Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley EDGE, the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and National Grid.

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