The growing importance of STEM collaborations

Monday, May 07, 2007

In Eastern Connecticut, the process of applying for a Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant is stimulating collaborations to improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Here's a good article the provides an overview. Read more.

Here's a good quote from one of the workforce development professionals involved in preparing the grant application:

"No one has a crystal ball that can predict what industries will grow the fastest. But what we do know is that we need to prepare to fill jobs that will require the basic core skills in science, technology, engineering and math. Those are the core skills that are needed to create the kind of higher paying jobs we need to provide that balance."

posted by Ed Morrison |

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