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The Importance of STEM Education
There is currently a skills gap between high-demand jobs and the skills required to fill them, and this gap will only widen if nothing is done to close it. According to a recent study, 80 percent of professions will require a deep understanding of STEM skills within the next decade.
Fremont, CA: In the educational world, the acronym "STEM" is used. On the other hand, STEM isn't just something for one's child's classroom; it's become important to everyone as we move toward a more technological and innovative world. This article is being written because it is one of the most frequently questions received as an educator and consultant. The conversation about STEM appears to center on the classroom, but it affects everyone, not just one's children. The more one learns about STEM education, the better one will be able to make educational decisions for one's child.
Companies Plan to Build Their Talent Pool
To remain competitive in their industries, businesses must have top talent. It is critical that businesses hire those who will assist them in remaining relevant now and in the future. This means they must have the best research and development teams, the best engineers, the best accountants, the best web and app developers, the best designers - one gets the picture, the best of everything! Companies are now investing in STEM education programs all over the world in the hopes of nurturing the next generation of innovators.
There is a STEM Job Crisis
There is currently a skills gap between high-demand jobs and the skills required to fill them, and this gap will only widen if nothing is done to close it. According to a recent study, 80 percent of professions will require a deep understanding of STEM skills within the next decade. Meanwhile, an increasing number of students are going above and beyond to excel at STEM skills. 57 percent of students struggle to meet basic math skills requirements, and most students choose not to take electives or advanced courses that are needed to continue in a STEM-related field. So, what is the end result of this current behavioral trend? There are many jobs that require a thorough understanding of technology, science, engineering, or mathematics, but no one to fill them.