Too often as we discuss quality education and its role in the future workforce, we just look to what is offered in the classroom. Yet, by the age of 18, youth will spend 80 percent of their waking hours outside the classroom. It is imperative that policymakers and stakeholders consider partnerships with out-of-school programs to achieve statewide education goals, especially with STEM, workforce and literacy skills.
Fuel Education™ (FuelEd™) created Career Readiness Pathways™ to help districts provide a clear learning path for students interested in pursuing industry-recognized certifications in high-demand careers. Since its launch in February 2016, 73 schools, districts, or education organizations in 23 states have signed on with FuelEd to provide students Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs including Career Readiness Pathways
Online education's flexibility is ideal for those seeking a career change. For prospective online students, it's important to consider what employers think about job applicants who didn't earn a degree in a classroom setting.
Growth rates for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are surging -- in fact, STEM-related jobs are expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With the expansion of this specialized labor force, STEM talent has a lot to consider -- from job potential to research opportunities to the cost of living -- when considering where to send their résumé.
Continuing in this optimistic vein, 73 percent of Technology Elites believe the technology industry will contribute to job creation, compared to 63 percent of the General Public, and 73 percent of Technology Elites say that innovation is critical to the U.S.'s position in the global economy and the technology industry is going in the right direction to maintain that, compared to 59 percent of the General Public.
Ford Motor Co. announced preliminary details about plans to electrify two of its most popular and iconic models -- the F-150 pickup and sporty Mustang. Ford will add an F-150 Hybrid large pickup with extra powerful towing capability by 2020 as well as a Mustang Hybrid that will deliver V-8 power and more low-end torque.
Nearly 50% of men thought the main reason was too few women and minorities entering the tech sector. Only 23% of women agreed with them. The biggest reason for the lack of diversity in tech, in female founders’ eyes, was unconscious bias. Only 12% of male founders thought this was the main driver behind male and pale dominance.
One of the most important things that the U.S. can do to improve economic growth is to invest in artificial intelligence, or A.I., said the White House, in a new report. But there's a dark side to this assessment as well. A.I.-driven, intelligent systems have the potential to displace millions, such as truck drivers, from their jobs. But potential negative impacts can be offset by investments in education as well as by ensuring there is a safety net to help affected people, the White House argued, in what will likely be the Obama administration's final report on technology policy.
But even with schools’ boosted interest in engineering and math, students often find themselves at a loss as they think about college and careers. Interaction with real-world engineers in actual work situations -- especially in the students’ local areas -- may help as they make crucial decisions about their college years and beyond.
The Bloomberg U.S. Innovation Index scored each of the 50 states on a 0-100 scale across six equally weighted metrics: R&D intensity; productivity; high-tech density; concentration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment; science and engineering degree holders; and patent activity.