Companies Promote STEM Through Collaboration, Connecting STEM to Real Life

Companies Promote STEM Through Collaboration, Connecting STEM to Real Life

Verizon, Cisco and others help young women engage in hands-on STEM activities and mentorships outside the classroom.

Photo from Verizon and Girls Who Code Miami workshop. Credit: Steve Boxall and Verizon.

Photo from Verizon and Girls Who Code Miami workshop. Credit: Steve Boxall and Verizon.

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Friday, November 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

CAMPAIGN: Education

CONTENT: Article

By Amy Golod

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Spring 2014 report, “STEM 101: Intro to Tomorrow’s Jobs,” states that jobs in occupations related to STEM are projected to increase to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022, resulting in growth of approximately 1 million more jobs over 2012 employment levels.

That sounds like a good thing, but it might not be: According to “The Global STEM Paradox,” a white paper soon to be published by the New York Academy of Sciences and prepared with consulting firm FSG, recruiters in the United States are having a hard time finding candidates for 75 percent of jobs that will require middle- or high-level STEM skills by 2018.

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CATEGORY: Education