Computing and Engineering in Afterschool

Resource Brief from the Afterschool Alliance
The number of jobs requiring proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is projected to grow by 17 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is almost double the growth of non-STEM occupations. There is great concern that there will not be enough qualified workers to fill these jobs. The majority of occupations within these fields require a bachelor’s degree and in 2010, only 40,000 students were awarded a bachelor’s degree in computing. If this graduation rate stays the same, there will be a gap of almost one million computing jobs by 2020. More

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