Building a STEM Talent Pipeline: The High-Tech High School

Dec 17, 2013 11:15 AM ET

Original article by Celia Brown, SAP, on Forbes

In the United States, employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow nearly two times faster than the average for all occupations over the next four years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During that time, tech companies alone will need to fill 430,000 STEM jobs. Developing a reliable and skilled workforce to fill those future jobs will require significant changes to our education system in the United States, as well as a partnership between government and corporations.

In August, SAP announced that it will guide the creation and development of a six-year high school in Queens, N.Y. Informally called the SAP Business Technology Early College High School, or B-TECH, the school will offer a technology-focused curriculum and confer both a high-school diploma and an advanced associate’s degree. B-TECH is set to welcome its first cohort of about 100 ninth-grade students in September 2014. The goal is to develop the next generation of talent in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). SAP is also advancing similar school models in Chicago and Vancouver, with the goal of a fall launch as well.

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