In Season 3 we talk to experts in their field. Our guest today is Lawrence Wagner the founder and director of SparkMindset.com. Spark Mindset has a new virtual program to help train middle and high school students about the cybersecurity field and STEM Careers.
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Lawrence Wagner also is Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Spark Mindset. Lawrence has over ten years of project management experience, and has worked in STEM Careers. His background is as follows: he served in the military, worked in cybersecurity, high-tech business, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and human design thinking. Lawrence has a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Colorado Technical University. He also received leadership training from Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program and Center for Creative Leadership Community Leadership Program and is currently serving on the Colorado Workforce Development Council. Now living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and is a huge Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Browns fan.
Did you know that coming out of a high school, a young person can earn a yearly salary between $45,000 to $55,000? Learn more about how your child can get a jumpstart in a STEM related career here: middle and high school virtual camps.
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Spark Mindset helps train students and some students will even go on to be able to receive a paid internships with one of their company partners.
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