Technical, Technology, STEM Education, October 5, 2017

 

 

 
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In this issue

  • $200 Million from DOE Backed Up By $300 Million from Corporations Supporting STEM Education
  • Manufacturing Day 2017 at over 2617 Location in the U.S.
  • SkillsUSA Members Joined by Secretary of Education in Support of Career and Technical Education
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$200 Million from DOE Backed Up By $300 Million from Corporations Supporting STEM Education

Many of the country's largest tech companies, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce, pledged a total of $300 million for computer science education, part of a partnership meant to prepare students for careers in technology. The corporate donations follow a White House effort to direct federal money toward teacher training and resources that bolster science, technology, engineering and math. President Trump directed the Education Department to put $200 in grant money to computer science education.  Many of the companies

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Manufacturing Day 2017 at Over 2617 Locations in the U.S.

Manufacturing Day is a growing grassroots movement of manufacturers dedicated to overcoming the shared challenges facing manufacturers today. The most pressing issue is a gap in skilled labor. 80 percent of manufacturers cannot find the skilled workers they need. The gap continues to widen. Manufacturers' ability to address this issue has been hindered by the public perception that careers in manufacturing are undesirable and by the lack of sufficient preparatory education.  Both of these problems stem from a lack of understanding of present day manufacturing environments, which are highly technical.  

 

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SkillsUSA Members Joined by Secretary of Education in Support of Career and Technical Education

Students representing career and technical education programs in 29 states met with congressional representatives after hearing the Secretary of Education call SkillsUSA "an integral part of their educational experience." The students were attending the annual Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) to learn to be better advocates for public career education.

"SkillsUSA represents America's future skilled workforce," explained Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. "Nations rise on the success of their workforce. Skilled, capable and flexible workers are the backbone of our economy, and this event allows us to rally support for our SkillUSA students and training programs nationwide."

 

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