Last year the Siemens Foundation partnered with the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program to create the Siemens-Aspen Community College STEM Award. The award is designed to “highlight the value that community colleges can provide individuals, communities, and businesses across the United States through excellent programs that prepare students for middle-skill jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.” Today, the second group of winners was announced at the National Skills Coalition’s Skills Summit.
Emsi studied new data on college degree output from the National Center for Education Statistics and found that the share of STEM degrees rose rapidly from 2009-10 to 2015-2016 in almost every state. This acceleration came at the same time the share of humanities majors took a hit in several states.
Many, if not most, discussions about the skills gap in the United States tend to focus on the role of and future of the so-called STEM occupations in the economy. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) has been the center of an ongoing discussion over how to fuel economic development, and where educational resources […]
In this post, we take a step back and provide a general STEM jobs overview. Which states and metro areas have the greatest proportion of STEM jobs? How do the average hourly earnings in each state stack up with earnings in STEM jobs?
Watch a video on accessing the STEM occupation groups we’ve built into the tool, and get a few tips on basic analysis.
Few would argue that STEM-educated workers are vital to advancing innovative ideas and new products. But here’s another fact borne out by labor market data: The regions with the strongest presence of STEM-related employment are heavily dependent on government funding.