SAP, IBM and JP Morgan Invest in Stem Education in High Schools

SAP, IBM and JP Morgan Invest in Stem Education in High Schools

A wave of companies are working to bring science, tech, maths and engineering skills to young people and bridge the skills gap
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:40am

CAMPAIGN: SAP Corporate Social Responsibility

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There's been a lot of talk over the past decade about the need for more people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) skills in the workplace. Demand is apparently outweighing supply, and according to a recent US government report, jobs in the sector will grow at nearly twice the rate of all other occupations by 2018.

President Obama in particular has pushed for STEM-education to take center stage, and last year allocated $3.1bn to improving training in the field.

But to make a real difference, more money and real-world input is needed, and that's where corporations come in. A new wave of companies are entering into education, both at home and in emerging markets, to help bridge the skills gap.

While focus has been placed on careers that involve dedicated tertiary study, the new crop of corporation-driven programs focus on the swath of jobs that require a high school diploma but not necessarily a university degree.

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Original source: theguardian

CATEGORY: Education