According to Executive Director Brendan Lind, LaunchCode "helps people realize upward mobility and equal opportunity through apprenticeships in tech," by helping "companies finding talent they wouldn't otherwise find." Essentially, LaunchCode tries to bridge the gap between the job openings in technology fields that require skilled workers and people seeking tech jobs who don't have the technical degrees typically required to get one.
The United States steel industry is experiencing the greatest crisis in its history due to record import surges and cheap steel that is flooding global markets from Chinese state-owned and subsidized companies. The result is a steep loss of U.S. production capacity along with thousands of jobs. The impact, as described using the terms by those in the industry, has been "devastating" with long-term "severe" economic consequences for the United States.
The survey revealed that 42 percent of respondents would have considered a career in STEM fields had they better understood a potential career path, and one-third of respondents didn’t pursue a STEM career because it seemed too hard. Additionally, women were significantly more likely than men to avoid a career in STEM because they were afraid they wouldn’t succeed. These findings demonstrate an ongoing need to educate young people on the vast opportunities that can await STEM-educated college graduates as they enter the workforce.
Despite valiant efforts to recruit more women, the gender gap in the fields collectively known as STEM -- science, technology, engineering, and math -- is not getting any better. The gaps in computer science and engineering are the largest of any major STEM discipline. Nationally, less than 20% of bachelor’s degrees in these fields go to women. Women are missing out on great jobs, and society is missing out on the innovations women could be making in new technology.
Mondo's 2016-2017 IT Salary Guide points to steady increases in tech salaries across 12 verticals. The study points out that as technology influences every industry, the demand for STEM workers is only going to increase, with a projected 1.5 million open positions in STEM by the year 2020. If you are already in the technology field, or are hoping to break into it, it couldn't be a better time.
Intel Corp said on Tuesday it would cut up to 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found.
One of the most effective and vital ways to increase the amount of qualified STEM personnel in the workforce is by encouraging women to pursue careers in the field. Although women make up 47% of the workforce, they represent only 25% of the STEM workforce. It's no surprise that women are in the minority when it comes to studying STEM subjects -- this diversity problem begins when women are girls.
Two new federal interagency websites designed to connect undergraduate and graduate students with education and training opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields have been launched on Science.gov, the portal to U.S. government science information.
Last fall, cloud compensation services company PayScale released the findings from this massive compensation study of over 1.4 million full-time employees tracked over the course of two years. The findings are depressing, but not surprising; the gender pay gap absolutely exists in in every industry, though it's much narrower in the IT industry.
Barclay, who manages exploration and space communications projects for NASA, was the keynote speaker for the annual event held at the Lancaster Country Club. This year’s program focused on the theme of advancing women in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math. “Space isn't that far away. A career in STEM isn't that far away,” Barclay said after describing the experiences that led her to enter the engineering field.