Metro North Regional Employment Board
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The Boston/Metro North STEM Network

The Metro North REB has recently joined forces with The Boston Private Industry Council (PIC) to create a single network. The new Boston/Metro North STEM Network is developing STEM promotion strategies that closely align with the needs of industry, community, and K-12 and higher education in Boston as well as the Metro North region. 

The collaboration is supported by a grant awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration, to address future STEM-related workforce needs across the state, and to engage and inspire youth to choose STEM-related careers --an effort which is becoming increasingly important to maintain a strong economy.

The high-level priorities for the Metro North/Boston, and all STEM Networks across the state include:              

  • Expanding work-based learning opportunities for high school students, particularly in STEM fields;
  • Developing and implementing models of STEM Early College Career Pathways; and
  • Broadening access to computer science and engineering courses.

Click here to view the recent press release as posted on the website of the MA Executive Office of Education. More information on the partnership will be posted on this page - so stay tuned!



The Boston/Metro North STEM Network welcomes new members!  Meetings are held approximately four times per year.  If you are interested in learning more about participating, please contact Meelynn Wong,, or (617) 871-1115. 

STEM Forums

Annually since 2011, the Metro North REB has hosted STEM-related forums designed to galvanize business-to-school partnerships, and inspire local youth to pursue STEM-related education and career paths.

The 2015 STEM Event, entitled "From Classroom to Career: Discover In-Demand STEM Jobs and Career Pathways," was hosted by the Metro North REB and the Cambridge Science Festival.  This highly engaging and informative event provided participants with information on STEM Careers and related pathways, as well as labor market information specific to the Metro North Region. Click here to read more!

STEM Online Resource

The REB has developed an online resource containing information on some of the most effective and well-established STEM-related programs in the region.  Through this effort, the REB supports the creation of business-school partnerships, and provides selected resources and practical information to support those partnerships. Click here to download a one-page overview of the Metro North STEM Resource.

Other STEM efforts include:

  • Cultivating a strong representation from STEM industries on the REB's Board and Youth Council;
  • Collaborating on the development of training curricula, articulation of career ladders, and design of staff development curricula for STEM education; and
  • Working to increase the number of STEM-related summer job and internship opportunities for youth throughout the region.




The Metro North and Boston STEM Network serves the following MA cities and towns:

  • Arlington
  • Boston
  • Belmont
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Chelsea
  • Everett
  • Malden
  • Medford
  • Melrose
  • Revere
  • Saugus
  • Somerville
  • Stoneham
  • Wakefield
  • Watertown
  • Winchester
  • Winthrop
  • Woburn

Metro North STEM Network Meeting Resources and Presentations

March 10, 2016


Biogen Community Lab Overview

Cambridge LMI

December 3, 2015


STEM Smart Brief

Greentown Labs

LIFT2 Overview

HSMSS call for presenters 2016

September 18, 2015


STEM LMI Presentation


April 2, 2015


STEM Network Notes

LMI: Computer Systems Analyst

STEM Event Promotion

Wanted Analytics

December, 2014


Meeting Notes

Einstein in the Classroom

LMI: Software Developer

Wanted Analytics

September 23, 2014

Meeting Notes

Strategic Planning Handout

LMI: Five Industries

May 7, 2014

MA Life Sciences Center


SCILS Overview

February 28, 2014

STEM Pipeline Fund History

Labor Market Information

Metro North STEM Education Data

Sector-Focused and Youth STEM Career Pathway Presentation

STEM Presentation


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