Technical, Technology, STEM Education, August 2018

 
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In this issue

  • Verizon Executive Helping Woman Advance in STEM Fields
  • President Trump Establishes Workforce Council and Signs Career and Technical Education Bill Into Law 
  • Brigadier General Ben Robinson Praises Teachers
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Verizon Executive Helping Woman Advance in STEM

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"I always tell young women, whether they want to be a farmer or a fashion designer, a strong command of science, technology, engineering and math, will make them a better one. Armed with these skills, they can confidently choose a career and contribute solutions to address society's biggest challenges in areas like healthcare, poverty, education and the environment.

I feel so fortunate that my father, also an engineer, was a strong role model, and both my parents encouraged me to turn my interests in math and science into a career in engineering.

Not every young girl gets breaks like that."

 

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President Trump Establishes Workforce Council and Signs Career and Technical Education Bill Into Law   

President Donald Trump issued and executive order (E.O. 13845) Establishing the President's National Council for the American Worker. The council - co- chaired by the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Labor, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and the Advisor to the President overseeing the Office of Economic Initiatives-will develop recommendations for a national strategy that fosters coordination, cooperation, consistency, and information exchange among federal and local government entities, private industry, and non-profit organizations to empower American workers. Ten other federal officials will comprise the council including the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Within 180 days of the executive order, the council must develop

 

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Brigadier General Ben Robinson Praises Teachers 

Teachers Give Kids the Chance to Improve Their Lives, Teach Kids to Understand American Society and Train them to be Valuable Workers.

When you think about that, it's about having quality of life, having the opportunity to understand what a great country this is and how you participate in it. And finally, to be able to do a good job for someone who is paying you. General Robinson say's today's students need four important skill sets:

1.) Knowledge-based skills drawn from their formal education

2.) Technical Skills

3.) Soft Skills (employability skills)

4.) Opportunity Skills (knowledge of personal finance and appreciation of arts and culture)

Students are willing to take challenging classes if they are properly motivated, but motivation requires relevance. And so-called relevant classes must include paths to possible careers.

 

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