Since 1990, employment in STEM occupations has grown 79%, increasing from 9.7 million to 17.3 million. Pew Research Center
By the end of 2018, 2.4 million STEM jobs went unfilled.
Out of 100 STEM occupations, 93% of them had wages above the national average. The national average for STEM job annual salaries is $87,570, where the national average for non- STEM occupations sits at roughly half – $45,700. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The global pandemic created by COVID-19 has intensified the need for STEM. The purpose of this report is to illuminate the connection between Career Pathways, the war against the pandemic and the need for our teachers and students to be able to move seamlessly between concrete and virtual learning experiences for policy makers, educators, and youth service providers.