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 and Registration 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.
This year's conference is going to be held in Oshkosh and feature PLTW President and CEO, Dr. Vince Bertram, as a keynote speaker!
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 is now open.