Creating Opportunities in STEM with TeenForce

Creating Opportunities in STEM with TeenForce

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec's Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
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Youth unemployment is at a shocking 12.3 percent - double the national unemployment rate – and has remained at a high rate over the past couple years despite falling national unemployment rates. Youth employment not only impacts an individual’s confidence and skills-development, it also impacts their future earning potential. It’s no wonder that youth employment is a major concern. On top of that, foster youth are among the most vulnerable group. A US Department of Labor study found that at age 18, 75 percent of foster youth have little to no work experience.

On the flipside, careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are on the rise, with almost half of US economic growth related to technological advancements. The increasing need for a STEM-skilled workforce matched with a high rate of youth unemployment creates an opportunity.

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CATEGORY: Education