Technical, Technology, STEM Education, September 6, 2018

 
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  • Michigan Technological University and Bay de Noc Community College Collaborate to Prep Students for Industry
  • $75,000 a Year with Benefits; No College Needed
  • Women Around the World Empowered with STEM Education
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Michigan Technological University and Bay de Noc Community College Collaborate to Prep Students for Industry

How can one educational program teach all the skill sets industry requires? Michigan Tech has designed a way.

Industry is not a monolith. One employer needs to hire people with electrical skills. Another is looking for employees who understand fluid power systems. A third needs someone who can read blueprints. How can one educational program meet all their needs?

Partnering with Bay de Noc Community College and funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, state agencies and industry, Michigan Technological University has helped craft an educational program to meet industry needs. It's an initiative in industrial automation, robotics and controls to help students earn credentials from certificates to associate degrees to bachelor's degrees. The of the tools and curriculum will prepare Michigan Tech students to join the workforce.

 

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$75,000 per Year with Benefits; No College Needed  

Miami is a city with an ever changing skyline. And those who make it happen - the plumbers, electricians, brick masons and carpenters - earn far above the local median: $55,000-75,000 with full benefits and a pension.

But as the economy barrels toward full employment, local contractors are struggling to find enough skilled workers to fuel the construction boom.

"We are seeing it across the board. There are shortages in every trade." said Peter Dyga, president of the South Florida- based Florida East Coast Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, a non-profit trade organization comprised of several construction firms and contractors.

With 243,000 open construction jobs nationwide

 

 

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Women Around the World Empowered with STEM Education

Education in science, technology, engineering and math fields can be the road to economic empowerment for women around the world. But unfortunately, girls often face significant barriers that restrict access STEM education. According to a United Nations study of 14 countries, the percentage of woman graduating with a bachelor's degree in a field related to science is 18 percent. For women graduating with a master's in a field related to science is just 8 percent. While woman represent over 40 percent of the global labor force, they are often lower wage jobs.

However, we can change this trajectory.

 

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