Today's STEM Realities
The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. STEM is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future.
Project Lead The Way, a K-12 STEM Solution
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation's leading provider of STEM programs. Our world-class curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate and community partners, help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in our global economy.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we deliver PLTW programs to more than 5,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. PLTW schools can be found in rural, urban, and suburban districts; across all income levels; as well as in public, private, and charter schools.
PLTW's success in preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed has been recognized by colleges and universities, Fortune 500 businesses, and numerous national organizations including Change the Equation, the Social Impact Exchange, and more.
Readiness Training for Summer Core Training is open on PLTW National. Please note that this readiness training needs to be completed before you can register for summer training, which opens mid-March.
Project Lead The Way is going to Wisconsin's capitol city, Madison, to present STEM and PLTW information to the Wisconsin State Representatives on March 11, 2015.
Mark your calendar for the upcoming conferences in 2015:
March 4, 2015 - Fond du Lac
MSOE is hosting Launch Lead Teacher Training from March 31st to April 2nd. Register now at PLTW National.
The schedule for this summer's Core Institute Training is now available!
The schedule for this summer's Core Institute Training is now available! Registration opens mid March.
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