"STEM is where the jobs are today, where the jobs will be in the future and where our country will win if we get education right," says Vince Bertram, president and CEO of an Indianapolis educational nonprofit called Project Lead the Way.
While information technology continues to advance at a phenomenal rate and significantly contribute to the U.S. economy, the U.S. is not producing enough young people who are academically prepared to lead in the field of technology.
In the United States, employment in STEM occupations is projected to grow nearly two times faster than the average for all occupations over the next four years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The U.S. needs more scientists with expertise in satellite and geospatial imaging technology but isn’t making significant progress educating high school students in basic sciences.That’s the conclusion of experts who attended two separate events held in Washington on Tuesday.
This white paper explains why an effective language learning program is critical to give students a competitive edge when they graduate. In addition, it highlights practical strategies for schools looking to implement language learning programs.