WE HAVE A HUGE PROBLEM!
In the United States, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is one of the fastest growing areas of our economy. The U.S. educational system struggles to keep up with the demand of qualified S.T.E.A.M. candidates as the demand rises.
1- 17% Job Growth in demand for S.T.E.M. jobs between 2014 and 2024 as compared to 12% for non-S.T.E.M. jobs. (changetheequation.org)
2- Compared to the rest of the world, the U.S. students finished 27th in math and 20th in science in the ranking of 34 countries. (nms.org)
3- In 2020, there will be an estimated 1.4 million computer based job openings with U.S. universities only expected to produce graduates to fill 29% of these jobs. (U.S. Department of Labor)