The project gives teachers the opportunity to become familiar with the core knowledge and skills their students will need to be successful in the 21st century workforce. The program is built upon the foundation of science, technology, engineering and math.
“It’s important that industry reach out to teachers and students so that STEM curricula stay current and relevant,” said Rich Rosenthal, TASC chief technology officer. “By working together, we can minimize and hopefully eliminate the gap between our students’ education and the skills employers like TASC need.”
Jobs in the field of engineering are growing at three times the rate of other professions and specifically in areas like Washington, D.C., almost 12 percent of workers are employed in STEM jobs, compared to about five percent annually.