How Do We Make STEM Education More Equitable?
The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.
Jobs across all industries will require a foundational 21st century skillsets such as digital fluency, innovation excellence, employability skills. The task at hand is to create equitable access to education and skills that are relevant and contextual not only to the jobs of today, but also those that are resilient for the workforces of tomorrow.
In May 2017, CECP: the CEO Force for Good launched the Systemic Investments in Equity, Talent, and Tech Accelerate Community. Led by Dr. Kamau Bobb, Georgia Tech, the Community convened 13 companies around investments in STEM education and tech talent pipelines using a systemic equity lens.
To learn more about the working group and read the full white paper, visit: cecp.co