MAGNET, an Ohio MEP that recognized the growing need for high school graduates with STEM skills in order to sustain the manufacturing economy in Ohio, created an employer-led pre-apprenticeship program aligned with the Ohio Department of Education College and Career readiness graduation standards, and partnered with local public education and local employers.
While nearly half of high school graduates in 2016 expressed an interest in pursuing STEM majors or careers, just 26 percent of them met a college-readiness benchmark that indicates whether a student is well-prepared for first-year courses such as calculus, biology, chemistry and physics
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation was honored at the Education Innovation Awards presented by EVERFI, Inc. at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City on June 12.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) believes that we can tackles the skills gap if our employers start taking a leadership role in ensuring their communities are prioritizing career readiness.