The Importance of STEM to Orlando's Future

Filed in: Education , General News , Workforce


In the war for jobs, the competition is fierce. And the decision to expand or relocate in a region often comes down to one factor: talent. Does the region have a steady stream of workers with the right skills to fill the jobs they will create both now and in the future? If not, how can a region develop the future workforce to meet these needs?

STEM.jpgOne way in which this is being done is through encouraging students to study Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Why? Because nationwide, the unemployment rate remains high yet there are numerous jobs going unfilled because of a skills mismatch and a shortage of workers going into STEM related career fields.

Locally through the Central Florida STEM Education Council, businesses and government organizations have teamed up with both primary and secondary schools to stimulate students' interest in STEM in order to prepare our region for the future.

And this year at the University of Central Florida, the National Science Olympiad competition was held. It was the first time this event was ever held in Orlando and UCF hosted the event where more than 10,000 middle and high school students, families and teachers gathered to compete in the largest science tournament in the country. With 46 STEM-related events and local mentors at the event, the Olympiad exposed students to a variety of future career options. For more information, click here.

May 21, 2012

About the
News Room

Subscribe

The PR team at the Orlando EDC is your source for business news in Orlando, providing you with story ideas about trends, people and companies; statistical information and background; offering expert sources; and connecting you with community leaders.

Media Contact: Laureen Martinez
407.422.7159 x204 (office)
407.242.3982 (cell)


Search


Sources

Expert Sources
Notable Media Coverage
Statistics/Demographics

Categories

Trends
Manufacturing
Aviation
Biotech / Life science
City of Orlando
Clean Tech / Green
Defense
Digital Media
Diversity
Economic Development Projects
Education
Entrepreneur
Events
Exporting
Film
Financial services
General News
Headquarters
Idea People
Innovative Companies
International business
Jobs
Lake County
Manufacturing
Optics and photonics
Orange County
Osceola County
Projects
Rankings
Research and Development
Seminole County
Simulation
Small business
Why Orlando?
Workforce

Archive

November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
January 2014
November 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008