Why STEM Educations is Being Prioritized in 2021?

Keith Moore, Director of Student Programs & Outreach, Louisiana State University

Keith MooreKeith Moore, Director of Student Programs & Outreach, Louisiana State University

Students are challenged to think critically and come up with their own ideas as part of their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training.

Currently, there is a lot of talk about STEM, and one might be wondering what all the commotion is about. Undoubtedly, technology and engineering careers are growing in popularity, but do all students need to gain STEM skills? STEM education, it turns out, is ideally suited to preparing kids for success. Here are three reasons why STEM education is being prioritized in 2021.

STEM Jobs are the Future of the Economy

Our economy is growing increasingly dependent on strong STEM education. STEM occupations are expected to expand 8.8 percent by 2028, with healthcare occupations, which typically require a strong STEM background, expected to grow even faster. Non-STEM vocations, on the other hand, will only expand by 5 percent. Furthermore, professions that necessitate a STEM education are more likely to pay well. According to the US Department of Labor, STEM workers earned an average of 86,980 dollars in 2019.

Teaches Critical Thinking and Innovation

On the other hand, STEM education is beneficial to kids who do not want to pursue STEM employment. Students can establish mental habits that will help them succeed in any subject by focusing on logical thought processes and problem-solving. Students are challenged to think critically and come up with their own ideas as part of their STEM training. As a result, children who acquire a good STEM education are well-positioned to be the next generation of innovators.

STEM Classes Offer Unique Opportunities for Collaboration

One of the most undervalued and vital determinants of success is teamwork. Living and working often necessitate teamwork, often with a vast and diverse group of people in today's society. STEM classes frequently include more group activities than other types of classes. Students are actively learning interpersonal and cooperation skills, whether they are working together on a lab experiment or cooperating on an engineering issue.

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