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New "Vital Sign" from Change the Equation

Posted By Linda Coyle, Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We’ve crunched the numbers and, with the support of CTEq memberNorthrop Grumman, have a new Vital Signs brief to markEngineers Week:Solving the Diversity Dilemma. Key findings include:

  • between 2014 and 2024, the number of STEM jobs will grow 17 percent, as compared to 12 percent for non-STEM jobs;
  • engineering and advanced manufacturing workers are much more likely than non-STEM workers to be within 20 years of retiring;
  • African Americans and Latinos are less likely to pursue careers in engineering, computer science, or advanced manufacturing than they were in 2001; and
  • women remain as scarce as ever in engineering, computing, and advanced manufacturing.

The good news, of course, is that we’ve got answers! The best way to solve STEM’s diversity dilemma is through investments in high-quality STEM programs that are addressing the issues of access and opportunity for girls and young people of color. All kids, when given the opportunity and access to these programs, can and will flourish. So…what’s the best way to find high-quality STEM programs for young people?STEMworks, of course!

Read more in the brief,here, and exploreSTEMworksprograms to see what solutions match with your philanthropic interests.

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