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STEM education is needed for next generation energy workers

The Digital Journal – Tim Sandle

“The U.S. based organization is calling for businesses, industry groups and universities to work together cohesively to tackle the shortfall in terms of knowledge and experience, in order for the energy sector to innovate and meet efficiency expectations.” (more)

Struggle for the Future: Schools Lag in Preparing Students for the Age of Automation

The 74 Million – David Cantor

“On a summer-ish morning in early October, graphic arts students in a darkened classroom animated and edited their striking concoctions on propped-up 27-inch Wacom tablets. Not far away, a cybersecurity class sitting in narrow adjoining stations — calling to mind traders in a high-tech boiler room — worked to locate network breaches as the clock ticked down.” (more)

Are we truly helping our students build workforce-ready skills?

E-School News – Laura Ascione

“Concerns about college graduates being under-prepared to enter the workforce are rooted in K-12 technology and career-readiness skills, as many district leaders wonder if teachers are confident enough to teach the higher-level skills our future workers need.” (more)

Narrow STEM Focus In Schools May Hurt Long-Term

Education Next – Jay P. Greene

“Education policy leaders have been obsessed with STEM for many years now. They note the relatively high salaries of students who complete school with STEM skills. And industry leaders repeatedly complain about the chronic shortages of skilled workers in technical fields. If only our schools could produce more graduates with these technical skills, we could help address industry’s needs as well as launch students into lucrative careers.” (more)

There are 77 US occupations that average six-figure salaries. Is yours one of them?

USA Today – Samuel Stebbins

“Choosing a career is one of the most consequential decisions many will make in their lifetime. The right job for one person is not necessarily the best choice for another, and a person’s job is often a reflection of personal values and skill sets. Regardless, working is a practical necessity for most people, and as such, compensation is also usually an important consideration.” (more)