Partnering to Prepare for a STEM Economy
Workforce development is one of the key concerns of today’s corporations, especially for those in STEM based industries. As the US continues to lag behind its developed world peer group in math and science test scores as cited by the Wall Street Journal. The United States ranked #31 in math and #24 in science according to 2013 PISA test results. The challenge of filling a talent pipeline that requires more technical knowledge and agility is becoming a daunting task.
This can’t miss session at the COMMIT!Forum will discuss what 12 of St. Louis' largest STEM based companies did to:
- Address the workforce pipeline shortfall,
- Enhance educators’ proficiency in teaching STEM, and
- Improve academic outcomes for students while preparing them for the future.
- Victoria May, Executive Director of the Institute for School Partnership and Assistant Dean of Arts Washington University in St. Louis
- Deborah Patterson, Vice President of Global Contributions and Employee Engagement, Monsanto Company
- Jeffrey Whitford, Global Citizenship Manager, Sigma-Aldrich