Behind the Business: Shaping Careers at Milestone C
As a student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a master’s degree, Rachel Vincent thought she would graduate and become a science teacher.
That path changed the summer before completing her degree when she landed an internship at Milestone C in Shelton.
Their tag line? Shaping future STEM leaders.
It aligned well with her interests and was conveniently located near her Connecticut childhood home.
“I just fell in love with what we do here. It was so different from anything I experienced working in classrooms and in schools,” said Vincent.
Now she’s working full time for the company as a STEM educator, writing curriculum and helping teachers develop lesson plans with new technology.
“My favorite part of my job is that I wear so many different hats,” she said.
Milestone C works with school districts across the county helping schools teach new age technology.
Often Vincent finds herself playing with drones and robots, designing lessons that are fit for young students to understand.
Locally, Milestone C has worked with districts including Stratford and Norwalk public schools as well as Hartford and Waterbury public schools.
For Vincent, the company has provided her with a career she didn’t know existed.
Coincidentally, one of her mission’s with Milestone C is to help young students discover career paths in STEM they might not know exist.
As she heads into her second year with the company, she said she’s most excited about the unknown.
She said the opportunities for growth and collaboration are endless.
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