Bosch: STEM Education Issues Must Be Addressed

Mike Mansuetti, president of Robert Bosch North America, says there are tremendous opportunities for young people with STEM educations to obtain good-paying, rewarding careers in the auto industry.

Addressing the Workforce Education Gap

This growing divide between employer expectations and the educated labor supply seems like it should be easy to bridge, but without specific training and technical skills, many college graduates will not be qualified to fill the positions that are currently available.

The alternative career is no longer alternative

In a webinar earlier this year, Sean Sanders of AAAS put it bluntly: “A majority of PhD graduates do not, and will not in the future, obtain bench research positions in academia or industry.” Webinars such as this, active LinkedIn groups such as PhD Careers Outside of Academia (45 000+ members), and the recent plethora of articles on post-PhD careers demonstrate interest in training opportunities for what were previously thought of as alternative careers.

Tech Experts See Good and Bad Sides of Robots

The Pew Research Center asked 1,900 technology experts if robots will help or hurt the workforce over the next 10 years. Nearly half (48%) envision a future in which robots displace significant numbers of workers. The remaining 52% say automation will not displace more jobs than it creates by 2025.

5 Ways to Improve Student Access to STEM Career Opportunities

When students engage with STEM professionals, they gain access to a full range of career opportunities. This access has enormous potential for increasing graduation rates by inspiring young people to pursue STEM vocations.

How Good Are the Job Prospects for Science Ph.D.s?

For young science, math, and engineering Ph.D.s just graduating from school, the labor market is far weaker than most would probably guess given the constant refrains from industry about talent shortages—a point Slate illustrated last month in a post using National Science Foundation data. Fast 50 reveals a rise in data and engineering jobs as the Internet of Things takes off

"This quarter's Fast 50 confirms what I and many other industry leaders have known for years - the developed world has a STEM shortage, and our education systems are often years behind the cutting edge. We risk making our University system irrelevant in a world that is increasingly adopting online education platforms like Khan Academy, Udacity and Coursera. Faced with a lack of local technical talent, small businesses and startups are increasingly turning to platforms like to find STEM workers."

Technology, skills moving auto industry forward and creating jobs

Grimy shop floors with man-powered assembly lines have given way to clean, high-tech centers where robots and Google Glass headsets are as common as air wrenches. And as innovation allows manufacturing to integrate technology, the skills needed to work in the industry are changing, too.

The Job Prospects for Ph.D.s Are Not That Bad

For all the hand-wringing about the lack of candidates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, Jordan Weissmann now reports that often STEM Ph.D.s can’t find good jobs after graduation.

How many companies replace workers with tech?

According to a new national survey by job-search site CareerBuilder, more than 20 percent of companies say they have "deskilled" workers, meaning replaced them with new technologies. That number rises to 30 percent when looking at companies with more than 500 employees.

Top 10 highest paying college majors

It is no surprise that this top 10 list is heavily populated with STEM degrees, as they are continuously in demand. You should also note that not every university will provide you with degrees of equal value. Some schools graduate students who end up making much more in starting and midcareer pay than their peers at other universities.

How to diversify STEM workforce?

Are complaints about a lack of qualified Americans to fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs misplaced? According to recent Census Bureau data (which shows that only one in four STEM degree holders is in a STEM job) and civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, whose Rainbow PUSH Coalition is spearheading an initiative to get more qualified minorities into Silicon Valley, they certainly are.

Is STEM Vital to Filling Manufacturing Jobs?

With hundreds of thousands of industry positions unfilled despite an elevated unemployment rate, a new model is needed to power the manufacturing sector of the future.

It takes a village to raise STEM talent

Experts say it’s up to the community -- businesses, colleges, high schools, parents, even politicians -- to stop the bleeding of STEM talent. It’s their collective job to own these kids and make sure youth get on the STEM path and stay there. And stay here after they graduate.

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Enter cyber competitions: Contests for aspiring cybersecurity warriors to show their mettle in real hacking challenges, where they can both practice their skills in a legally safe environment and appeal to recruiters that sometimes will hire the top talent on the spot.


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