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Atlantic: Community Colleges Essential to Boost STEM Workforce

Friday, July 13th, 2012

The Altantic reports: Boosting STEM Education at Community Colleges on July 8.

“A 2011 report about STEM workforce needs (STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University indicates that by 2018, 92 percent of STEM workers will need post-secondary education.

Of that total, around 65 percent will need a Bachelor’s degree or higher, while 35 percent will be comprised of those with sub-baccalaureate training. The breakdown in qualifications making up that 35 percent: 1 million Associate’s degrees; 745,000 professional certificates; and 760,000 industry-based certifications.”

… “Clearly, America’s community colleges are an essential part of bolstering the STEM workforce, and many of them are endeavoring to build and strengthen their STEM offerings based on current and projected industry needs.” … read more at http://www.theatlantic.com/sponsored/workforce-of-tomorrow/archive/1969/12/boosting-stem-education-at-community-colleges/259549/