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The Future

As important as STEM is, it is the “T” or 'technology' in STEM that is providing new job opportunities requiring skills that are not part of the traditional school curriculum. It is a challenge for modern schools to transform their traditional educational offerings to cater to the special technical needs of the modern world. According to the US Department of Labor Statistics:


“There were nearly 8.6 million STEM jobs in May 2015, representing 6.2 percent of U.S. employment.”


Computer occupations made up nearly 45 percent of STEM employment, and engineers made up an additional 19 percent.”