Educating a New Workforce

According to Statista, a gender gap still remains among STEM graduates.
Educational media can help keep children, especially young girls, interested in STEM but only if the resources are available.

A Change in Curriculum

As McMeekin pointed out in last month’s article, as the values of the new engineering professionals change, we need to adapt to their needs too. With options to explore a class (or even a minor) in other subject areas, students will be more well-rounded and better prepared to understand their world, and how they can make a difference. Certainly, a more well-rounded graduate will also be better able to communicate their ideas and potential solutions related to environmental protection, social justice and workplace diversity.

Industry and academia must collaborate to prepare students for the changing workforce.



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Michael Milligan

Michael Milligan


Executive Director & CEO of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in the STEM disciplines.