Solving the STEM Skills Gap (December 2014)

Solving the STEM Skills Gap (December 2014)

The skills gap is real and is a significant problem, say the CEOs of major U.S. corporations that are members of Change the Equation and Business Roundtable. More than 120 CEOs responding to a survey in fall 2014 found that most open jobs will require STEM skills, but that those skills are in short supply.

Infographic on Skills Gaps in the American Workforce

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Engines of Prosperity: JPG

Skills Shortage: JPG

Help Wanted in STEM: JPG

Filling the Coming Void: JPG

The Basic STEM Skills Gap: JPG

The Graduate Skills Gap: JPG

STEM Retraining: JPG

Shortage Solutions: JPG

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