By: Andy McCormick, Vice President, Public Affairs, The Hershey Company
The U.S. relies heavily upon technology and innovation for its economic strength, yet it is consistently being reported that American students lag behind their international peers when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
As a single mother of three unable to find employment in Orlando, Fla., Amanda struggled to make ends meet. Lacking employable skills, Amanda could not find meaningful work.
As the United States emerges from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, top innovators in business, government, and the civic sector are developing inventive ways to tackle this country’s most pressing issues.
America is in a global race for the future, and it’s falling behind. It’s a race to educate, train, attract, and invest in employees who are able to compete and grow in the 21st century.