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Fri February 17, 2012
Improving STEM Education
We kept hearing it from business...there really are jobs in Connecticut...we just don’t have the right workers.
Business owners were telling us they weren’t finding people with the right competencies in science, technology, engineering and math...what are called the STEM subjects.
But why is this happening? This week, WNPR reporters Diane Orson, Harriet Jones and Neena Satija went out to find an answer...and it resulted in a series of reports this week on the WNPR business report.
They found that the way kids learn in public school isn’t getting them excited about the STEM fields...and that once they get to college, many of those who thought they were interested leave.
Today, a conclusion to our series - and a conversation about STEM education. What does industry need? How can we prepare the workforce?