Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Esquina Editorial

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Esquina Editorial

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The refrain we here throughout the country is: Where are the jobs? When politicians ask the question, it seems more rhetorical in nature and as an opportunity for them to take shots at the opposing party for not doing enough to create jobs or promote job growth, For many hi-tech and science-based industries the question of jobs takes on a different form. They want to know where are the graduates skilled to do STEM jobs that are becoming a major part of the work force of tomorrow. A new national report released by STEMconneclor, a STEM information database, and My College Options, a college-planning website, titled Where are the STEM Students? What are Their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs? shows how pressing a need it is for America to train young people in STEM careers. Otherwise those jobs will be filled outside of the United States, ceding superiority in science and technology to other nations, In 2 0 1 2 , there were almost seven and a half million people with careers in the fields of science and technology. …

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