As summer marches on and student loan payments loom, millennials - especially those who have recently graduated from college - are getting serious about their job searches. Even though they may feel frustrated, these job seekers are not alone. Some 60-70 percent of recent college grads don't know where their education and skills fit in the workforce and that's holding them back from several popular and lucrative career paths...
The problem of persistence has long troubled undergraduate programs hoping to guide promising students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups into science careers, but a new study by science education researchers says that the problem appears to be translating students' initial interest into confidence that they can proceed in science.
While unemployment remains low, underemployment is a severely underrated problem in today's economy, and it's contributing to the IT skills gap across the board, according to a new report from cloud compensation and benchmarking services provider PayScale. The report, The War on the American Worker: The Underemployed, surveyed 962,956 U.S.
Chen, who earned a doctorate in physiology at Michigan in 2008, has joined thousands of high-achieving overseas Chinese recruited to come home through the 1,000 Talents program, one of many state efforts launched in recent years to reverse a decades-long brain drain. China, the world's second-largest economy and one of the fastest-growing, sees a need to bring home more of its brightest as it works to transform its largely labor-intensive, low-tech economy into one fueled by innovation in science and technology.
It’s a complex issue with many roots that must be addressed through a number of thoughtfully connected solutions. STEM scholarships, one solution among many, begin to address these issues directly by providing key monetary resources, offering a sense of community among the recipients and sidestepping closed networks that limit access to mentorship and support for young women.
The drive to attract and educate more young people to science- and technology-based careers is inarguably good for American society and competitiveness. But we drop the ball when it comes to how we help our best and brightest at the highest levels of STEM academics and research take that final step into a career in higher ed.
In February 2015, the Brookings Institution released the report, "America's Advanced Industries: What they are, where they are, and why they matter." The authors of the report identified 50 industries that constitute the advanced industries sector, of which 35 are related to manufacturing, 12 to services and three to energy. The report states, "As of 2013, the nation’s 50 advanced industries…employed 12.3 million U.S. workers. That amounts to about 9% of total U.S. employment.
For many people in the U.S. tech community, efforts to help reshape education policy to eventually build a high-skilled workforce was once considered a long-term project. Changing the nation’s immigration policies to allow more high-skilled foreign workers into the country, on the other hand, was seen as a bridge to tomorrow’s workforce that could yield almost immediate results.
The government and private industry should be doing more to prepare the American workforce for a technology-based future, according to panelists at an Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) event on Wednesday in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention.
Throughout 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) has been examining initiatives to identify and attempt to rectify a perceived lack of diversity in the workplace. The EEOC has, in particular, identified the technology industry as an area where significant strides can be made to create a more diverse workforce.