GREAT NECK, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced today that Joseph Cabral, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, was recently named to the Long Island Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (LI STEM) Hub board of champions.
The LI STEM Hub, which has North Shore-LIJ and Brookhaven National Laboratory as co-stewards, is increasing the pool of Long Island’s future workforce by increasing education in the STEM subjects. The board helps determine the priorities of the organization and ensures alignment to regional economic development strategies.
North Shore-LIJ has helped the LI STEM Hub create regional industry councils in six high-growth industries and career academies, among other things. Career academies help middle school and high school students keenly focus on STEM subjects through industry examples. Currently, there are career academies in the following school districts: Plainview-Old Bethpage, Baldwin, Massapequa, East Islip, South Huntington and Richmond Hill in Queens. And that number is growing.
“Even though the LI STEM Hub is only a little more than a year old, it has already accomplished so much and has plans to do many more things,” Mr. Cabral said. “Through our work with the career academies and other efforts, I look forward to seeing Long Island students’ passions for STEM subjects growing and having a more STEM-educated workforce on Long Island in the future.”
Others organizations represented on the board of champions include: Empire State Development; Citigroup; Molloy College and Long Island Regional Advisory Council on Higher Education; Farmingdale State College; Cameron Engineering; Long Island Association; Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Accelerate Long Island; Jet Blue Airways; D’Darrio; Albanese Organization; Stony Brook University; Hofstra University; Nassau BOCES; and Long Island Forum for Technology.