What is STEM?
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a region with a high dependence on STEM talent, the GLBR is significantly affected by the skills gap, especially in regards to a shortage of in-demand STEM degrees.
All young people should be prepared to think deeply so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow.
But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers.
The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance has several large STEM employers, each with a heavy emphasis on manufacturing or healthcare. Roughly 38 percent of the region’s economic output is driven by those two industries.
Why the Great Lakes Bay Region?
Roughly38%of economic output comes from manufacturing & healthcare
Home to7colleges and universities
Among employers, 71% had difficulty hiring for a STEM job in the last 12 months
The Great Lakes Bay Region has several large STEM employers, each with a heavy emphasis on manufacturing or healthcare. Roughly 38 percent of the region’s economic output is driven by those two industries.
A tradition of strength in science and manufacturing gives the Great Lakes Bay Region a head start in the race to STEM excellence. Discovery, innovation and the practical application of know-how are in the very soul of the region and its people. Few areas of the nation offer the fertile soil for STEM strength that can be found here.