Friday, January 15, 2016

Ensuring Students Have the Skills Needed for Future Jobs

Wednesday Jan. 13—A partnership of business, industry, educators, non-profits and government is working together to increase awareness and achievement in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Dr. Jeff Weld, a member of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council joined us today to explain the program, how it got started and its benefits. Since the program began in 2011, the percentage of Iowa students who meet college readiness in science based on ACT scores has increased 47%.

We appreciate the time Dr. Weld spent explaining how STEM is striving to improve the state’s readiness for future industries and careers.

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