Leaders at a Kentucky high school are introducing a course designed to prepare students for IT careers at Fortune 500 companies. Students in the Project Based Programming course also will be competing for an apprenticeship in the field.
Middle-school students in an Iowa district recently learned about various careers. The Careerockit program -- organized by the local chamber of commerce -- showcased careers in city planning, firefighting and rescue, IT, law, library science, nursing and welding, among others.
Amazon recently donated eight pallets of technology gear -- totaling $230,000 -- to support science, technology, engineering and math programs in schools in Maricopa County, Ariz. The donation was part of the company's STEM Pro Live! partnership, which offers live tours of businesses and other programs for students.
Female high-school students in Florida are invited to attend the ninth annual Women in Surgery Career Symposium. The event is intended to expose female students in science, technology, engineering and math to possible careers in medicine.
Peru, Ill., native and registered nurse Michael Gnidovec worked two jobs to get through nursing school and continued his education to get a master's degree from Rush University. Gnidovec said having a bachelor's degree made him marketable, and the skills he learned in the RN to BSN program at Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing helped him be an effective leader.
A gap between the number of jobs requiring moderate or high technical knowledge and the number of workers qualified to take such positions could leave companies understaffed in the near future. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected that up to 100,000 new IT workers will be needed each year over the next decade, and up to 2 million new manufacturing jobs are likely to go unfilled by 2025, said Carolyn Lee, executive director of the Manufacturing Institute at the National Association of Manufacturers.
Retailers including Best Buy, Home Depot, Kroger and Nordstrom are ramping up recruiting of experienced tech professionals and graduates who majored in technology fields. The retail tech revolution is creating new job opportunities in specialties including customer experience, software development and data analysis.
There is a growing need for skilled workers to fill jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, lawmakers said during a subcommittee hearing for the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. Lawmakers heard from employers, college leaders and others during the hearing.
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