It's time to explore! Discover new interests and abilities, and have fun! Let your curiosity guide you while you experience career possibilities!



  • Explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Challenge yourself and your team at IFLY indoor Skydiving!
  • Improve teambuilding and leadership skills with "Dale Carnegie"
  • Learn about business planning and marketing
  • Take behind the scene tours of a local company, visit a college campus
  • Receive $400 upon completion

CareerSource Pinellas in partnership with Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, Inc. and various other partners provides career exploration and workplace readiness training to local students between the ages of 14-17. Known as STEM TEC. the program begins with a four week summer program and continues with year round activities focusing on STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The program consists of hands-on activities in various career industries, workplace readiness training, teambuilding, goal setting and personal motivation, in addition to employer site visits as job shadowing experiences in STEM specific fields.


  • St. Petersburg College - Downtown Campus at 244 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 - (limited to 56 students)
  • June 6 - June 30, 2017 - Camp will run Monday thru Friday from 8am-3pm

Classroom activities include personal development, career assessment, career exploration, work readiness skills, entrepreneurship, computer technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects. The curriculum will include behind the scene tours to local business and educational centers.

Parents will be responsible for transportation to and from the camp. A limited amount of bus passes will be available to seated youth. On field trip days, transportation will be provided to and from campuses.

Lunch will be provided daily. We recommend that students eat breakfast, and pack snacks and/or refreshments to eat during breaks. Students are not allowed to leave the campus for lunch.

Participants will be asked to wear the camp T-shirt, khaki pants, skirt, or Capri pants along with sneakers or closed toed shoes. Two (2) shirts will be provided to each student. Flip flops, slides and midriffs are prohibited.

On successful completion of the four week program (in good standing) he/she will receive a $400 incentive.

Students are eligible to apply based on meeting the following requirements.

  • Must live in Pinellas County
  • Student must be in or transitioning to the 9th and 10th grade
  • Student must be currently enrolled in school with a GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Student must live in a family or household that meets at least one or more of the following criteria’s below:
    • Resides in a “low-income” family, See chart below.
    • Currently lives in a foster care home/facility or living with a care giver/guardian and the student receives cash assistance
    • Lives with Family receiving food stamps and/or cash assistance benefits
    • Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch
2017 TANF Income Guidelines
200% of the Federal Poverty Level as of February 23, 2016
Family Size Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,010.00 $24,120.00
2 $2,706.67 $32,040.00
3 $3,403.33 $40,840.00
4 $4,100.00 $49,200.00
5 $4,740.00 $57,560.00
6 $5,493.33 $65,920.00
7 $6,190.00 $74,280.00
8 $6,886.67 $82,640.00
*Note: For each person over 8, add $8,360 to the annual income (693.33 monthly)


Click here to download STEMTEC Application Forms OR you can click the following link to register online, STEM TEC Application.

To determine student’s suitability please provide the following documents with your completed application:

  • STEMTEC Application forms completed and signed by student and a parent/legal guardian (see attachments)
  • Proof that the student has been determined eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
  • Proof of receipt of Food Stamps or Cash Assistance, for family or just for student, if applicable
  • Copy of student’s current report card or print out
  • Copy of student’s birth certificate & social security card
  • Copy of student’s ID card - school and/or Parent/Guardian ID

To determine the family’s financial eligibility, please provide the following:

  • Proof of any type of family member’s earned income: recent paystubs, self employment docs, if applicable
  • Proof of child support, if applicable
  • Proof of any type of Social Security Benefits, if applicable
  • Proof of unemployment Benefits, if applicable, if applicable
  • Legal proof of guardianship, if student does not live with parents
  • Copy of Alien Registration Card (both sides) if student is not a US citizen

Attend a registration session to submit your completed application. Or contact Mrs. Maggie Haley, EVP Operations for Junior Achievement at or leave a voice message at 813-625-3859 to arrange drop off of forms and required documents.