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Local business partnering with Southfield Public Schools to get more students into STEM

June 23, 2015 Article 1 min read
Authors:
Paul Wills Plante Moran Cresa

Greg Bowman of WWJ interviewed Plante Moran Cresa Partner Paul Wills on the collaborative efforts local business are taking to support Southfield Public Schools' STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

high school students in chemistry lab

According to CNN, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) jobs are growing at 1.7 times the rate of non-STEM jobs, and the U.S. is simply not producing enough candidates to fill them. Only 16 percent of high school seniors are interested in pursuing STEM careers, according to the Department of Education.

Greg Bowman of WWJ interviewed Plante Moran Cresa Partner Paul Wills on the collaborative efforts local business are taking to support Southfield Public Schools’ STEM Program. The STEM advisory committee consists of 35 local organizations, and Paul Wills is the chairman of the Southfield STEM advisory council.

 

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