The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are boomtown for jobs in today and tomorrow’s economy.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation President John R. McKernan offered a keynote speech at the “Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy” summit hosted by STEMConnector’s Higher Education Council. He said a lack of qualified workers in STEM jobs is threatening America's competiveness.
Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the United States will create 9.2 million jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In order to fill these jobs, experts agree that we must adequately train our students in STEM fields.
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).