AL DíA: STEM Job Fact

The facts are startling. 

What does this mean for those of us who ushering youngsters into math, science?

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Timothy King said…
I teach computer technology - this is a course open to all students, not just academics. I produce the odd engineer but the vast majority are going on to become technicians in various fields.

I imagine Canada is quite similar to the US in terms of work place need. If we focus education on pumping out white collar workers who don't like to get their hands dirty we aren't acknowledging at least half of STEM students. STEM doesn't have to mean scientific research at a post doctoral level, it can also include applied learners who are (at least in Canada) in demand in the workplace. You can't outsource skilled physical labour like you can the white collar kind, they have to be local to do the work.

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