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“The academic and human capital necessities of our more and more innovation-driven financial system helps to forge the most important partnerships to maintain our financial destiny vivid. Advancing a Jobs-Driven economic climate deals a compelling consultant to this severe work.” - Richard ok. Miller, President, Olin university of Engineering “Advancing a Jobs-Driven economic climate highlights the significance of cross-sector collaboration and crossing obstacles. we'd like the collaboration. And the superior the collaboration, the enhanced our society and financial system will be.” -Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, college of Maryland, Baltimore County “Business leaders needs to advance transparent pathways to STEM careers. This publication presents a framework for the way company, schooling, and groups can domesticate a sustainable pipeline of STEM talent.” -Michael Norris, COO, Sodexo what is going to it take to shut the talents hole and lead the STEM crew revolution? technological know-how, expertise, engineering, and math are on the middle of the twenty first century jobs-driven economic system, difficult schooling associations and firms to coach and resource an more and more technical crew. New versions of partnership force scalable strategies that interact underrepresented groups and equip scholars with the talents and capabilities that businesses call for. Aligning company, schooling, and neighborhood companions calls for that we reconsider and remodel the method that helps STEM schooling and staff preparedness. What’s at stake? not anything under the sustainability of our colleges, the cutting edge engines of our companies, the prosperity of groups, and the worldwide competitiveness of our economies.

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Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County A few years ago, I chaired a study committee at the National Academies that wrote Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. The committee was tasked with examining how to improve the participation and success of underrepresented minorities in STEM as a follow–up to the Academies’ Rising Above the Gathering Storm. While examining that problem, we uncovered another: colleges and universities are failing students in STEM from all racial and ethnic groups.

Our goal is to make sure all three of you succeed and if we don’t, then we fail. ” As a nation, we are falling behind. If you look at the proportion of 24–year–olds ZKRKDYHHDUQHGDÀUVWXQLYHUVLW\GHJUHHLQWKHQDWXUDOVFLHQFHVRUHQJLQHHULQJVHYHUDO European and Asian countries are at 10 percent or higher for this demographic group. , we are at just 6 percent. We must act in tackling the problem of attrition from undergraduate STEM majors; this is the place to start. HOOH\ &KLHI  2SHUDWLQJ 2IÀFHU RI  Southwest Airlines, in which he described his company’s secret sauce.

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