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Educating our Workforce for Today's Jobs in Science and Technology

 

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Abstract

This paper is a product of the Quadrennial Government Technology Review conducted by ACT-IAC to provide recommendations to the winner of the 2012 Presidential election regarding areas where information technology investments can benefit the government and the nation. This paper addresses the issue of how to enhance America's workforce in the areas of science and technology to ensure that the nation has the needed expertise in the future.  The paper focuses on three major recommendations:

  • Increase leadership and visibility to drive STEM education by establishing a "national challenge" for STEM, and establishing a permanent CoSTEM and elevating its role in the Federal government’s leadership.
  • Create measurable training and education methodologies that are clear, consistent with a repeatable methodology to set and determine the outcomes of the federal STEM initiatives.
  • Provide universal access to a broadband digital infrastructure and provide the tools, training and devices to improve digital literacy.

 

Author (organization): 
ACT-IAC
 
Document type: 
Publication
 
Interests: 
Evolving the Workforce