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Through this Research Center, we will close the school-to-workforce skills gap by offering programs rich in experiential learning. This Research Center will promote a culture of learning and discovery and establish a viable connection between education and industry. It will shape and facilitate the development of much needed resources for schools and districts as well as a leadership and workforce pipeline of human capital equipped with skill sets needed for success in the STEAM industries, ready to give back to local communities on Long Island. The Center will be sustainable and ready for replication in other locations and will include self-sustaining resource policies which will maintain the lab’s high-tech, cutting-edge technology. We are eager to partner with you to bring this meaningful community project to life.
Prospects and Challenges of the Evolving Workplace:
• 62% of jobs today require science, technology, engineering, and math skills
• 16 of the 30 fastest growing occupations require substantial math and science skills
• 80% of the jobs in the next decade will require technology skills
• Forbes magazine predicts there will be one million cybersecurity job openings globally in 2017
• 50% of the workforce is made up by women but only 25% of women have STEM related jobs
The top-growing jobs listed in the Bureau of Labor Statistics all require knowledge of the sciences. The modern world is becoming integrated with technology at an ever increasing pace and a basic proficiency and familiarity with the sciences will provide so many opportunities. Now more than ever, we must attract the next generation of talent into technology occupations — but how? Not all children have access to opportunities that develop science and technology literacy. Many talented children live with financial difficulties and many potential scientists and engineers lack role models. Such challenges ultimately translate to lost opportunities. Will we have enough training opportunities for students, teachers, and prospective teachers to meet the growing need for educators who teach the sciences? How can industry be made into a partner of education? How can we shift mindsets about occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math, particularly for girls, who opt out of science and math classes and career choices as they progress through school?
Now more than ever, we must attract the next generation of talent into STEAM occupations.
WE DON'T JUST TALK ABOUT TRANSFORMING EDUCATION WE DO IT!
To learn more about the STEAM Center project, and how you can be a part of bringing this vision to life, contact us at STEAM@we-connect-the-dot.org