Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy: Higher Education and by STEMconnector®

By STEMconnector®

“The academic and human capital specifications of our more and more innovation-driven economic system helps to forge the most important partnerships to maintain our monetary destiny shiny. Advancing a Jobs-Driven financial system deals a compelling consultant to this serious work.” - Richard ok. Miller, President, Olin collage of Engineering “Advancing a Jobs-Driven economic climate highlights the significance of cross-sector collaboration and crossing obstacles. we'd like the collaboration. And the enhanced the collaboration, the improved our society and economic system will be.” -Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, collage of Maryland, Baltimore County “Business leaders needs to boost transparent pathways to STEM careers. This booklet offers a framework for the way company, schooling, and groups can domesticate a sustainable pipeline of STEM talent.” -Michael Norris, COO, Sodexo what is going to it take to shut the talents hole and lead the STEM group revolution? technology, expertise, engineering, and math are on the center of the twenty first century jobs-driven economic climate, tough schooling associations and corporations to coach and resource an more and more technical team. New types of partnership force scalable recommendations that interact underrepresented groups and equip scholars with the abilities and capabilities that businesses call for. Aligning company, schooling, and group companions calls for that we reconsider and remodel the method that helps STEM schooling and team preparedness. What’s at stake? not anything below the sustainability of our faculties, the leading edge engines of our companies, the prosperity of groups, and the worldwide competitiveness of our economies.

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The critical implications of this issue prompted Alcoa to rethink the alignment between its talent and foundation strategies in 2014, resulting in an internal reorganization where Alcoa Foundation began reporting directly to the company’s Human Resources department. With its new structure in place, Alcoa’s talent management strategies focus on meeting the company’s internal skill needs while also supporting broader skill development in the communities in which it operates. An example of this dual–purpose investment is in %DUEHUWRQ2KLRZKHUH$OFRDPDQXIDFWXUHVIRUJHDOXPLQXPZKHHOVDQGZKHUHTXDOLÀHG entry–level talent is in short supply.

Our partnerships with corporations are valuable and multi–faceted. The defense industry leader, Northrop Grumman, for instance, is supporting our students in cyber– security. We have partnerships with start–ups and smaller companies, including over 100 biotechnology and IT companies on campus in our research park. These partnerships provide students with internship opportunities, contributing to their overall education and their development as professionals while also helping them establish the networks that will get them jobs.

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