We often hear passionate discussion from the industry on the shortage of U.S. talent in the field of STEM. But is the onus on us? Are we telling our youth exactly what skills we are hiring for today?
As noted by the U.S. Department of Education, “In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.”