We are grateful for the Strategic Twin-Counties Education Partnership (STEP) and the educational opportunities that they provide our students. STEP invited our 8th grade students at SEMS to visit the Be Pro Be Proud Bus on the campus of ECC today. While on the trip, our students were able to get hands-on experiences with high-demand careers via simulators and virtual reality tools. They also learned about the educational requirements, job outlook, and salaries for these vocational fields. We thank all community and corporate sponsors who made this experience possible.