A CEO establishes a non-profit to help young people pursue careers in STEM

International Strategic Management, Inc. (ISM) CEO Faris Alami has founded Connecting Dots, a nonprofit that assists young entrepreneurs in STEM and entrepreneurship in global settings. Over 5,000 students have already participated in programmes that promote and support foreign entrepreneurial and corporate trade missions.

“Connecting Dots’ mission is to engage youth by providing programmes and training to high school and college students looking to launch their careers,” adds Faris. “We are always honoured to have such amazing talent from all over the world and to share our experience of running a business, entrepreneurship, and small business development activities in several communities with them; in exchange, we gain insights into their own entrepreneurial journeys and the culture of doing business in their home countries.”

Students participate in a hands-on virtual learning experience that teaches about business and international trade while simulating an entrepreneurial mindset. This exceptional opportunity raises awareness of interesting opportunities in high-tech companies, including those in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This is known as STEMpreneurship®.

“We help students see that entrepreneurship is vital to every field of human endeavour in the fourth industrial revolution and beyond by helping them better understand fundamental relationships that exist between STEM and entrepreneurship,” says Terrance Campbell, Global Trade Mission facilitator.

If you are interested in bringing these programmes to your region, whether as a student or a programme administrator, please fill out this form. Do you want to make a difference in student access to education by supporting ISM’s efforts to offer additional programmes like these? Consider making a direct donation or designating Connecting Dots as your AmazonSmile charity of choice.

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