Over the past five years there has been one glaring problem plaguing the U.S. labor market: Lots of jobs, not enough qualified people to fill them. 809 more words
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ST. LOUIS—Eric’El Johnson was great at science and math in high school, so you’d think the move to engineering school would have been smooth for her. 818 more words
One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report having a difficult time hiring the production workers they need, according to a UMass Dartmouth survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted for the Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy (AMRPA), a key initiative of the… 349 more words
That’s what policymakers say America needs: more people who are good at science, technology, engineering, and math.
But a growing chorus of researchers says cultural stereotypes continue to be among the things discouraging Americans from going into these fields, even as young people in rival nations are being prodded into them. 798 more words
Jobs requiring skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are in high demand. According to a recent study by US News and World Report, there were 5.7 million job openings in STEM-related fields in 2013, and 2.3 million of these jobs were entry-level. 848 more words