GOVERNING is partnering with U.S. News and World Report to co-chair the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit. The Summit, which will be held June 27-29 in Dallas, TX, will focus on the shortage of science and tech-related skills in the American workforce.
“GOVERNING is supporting the STEM Summit in an effort to spotlight the mission-critical conversations surrounding STEM education in state and local government. Our work with state and local governments has shown us the value of a STEM-savvy workforce for economic health in our communities and for our global competitiveness as a nation,” says GOVERNING Associate Publisher and Vice President Marina Leight.
GOVERNING is one of mroe than 50 leaders in business, education and government that have signed on as co-chair organizations.
The U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit will create a basis for new data-driven jobs that reflect the employment needs of companies, teaching educators about the innovation needed in classrooms to better align skills with jobs, increase public and political awareness of the lack of skills and the effect that the skills gap is having on the economy, and more.
These goals can be accomplished through the collaborative space, provided by the summit, in which innovators, thought leaders and visionaries can engage in conversations that will expands into action plans to define STEM education as a pathway to jobs.
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