Presenter: Edward E. Gordon
Skills gaps in computer science, engineering and other STEM fields continue to widen across the United States and around the world. Technology and global business practices are raising STEM jobs requirements for white collar and blue collar workers, yet the nation’s education to employment system remains largely unchanged. What are the dimensions and causes of these disconnects? What are their implications for U.S. economic and technological leadership? And, what can be done to increase the availability of people with the skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow?