April 21, 2013 (Pittsburgh, PA) – This month STEM Jobs® launches a free assessment tool on STEMJobs.com, that matches high school students with exciting education and career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
“When we spoke to students nationwide, we heard time and again that what they really wanted was an online tool that could help them figure out what kind of STEM opportunities are out there and how they fit in,” said Daniel Nichols, STEM Jobs® President and former executive at the US Department of Labor.
Through discovering their STEM Type, students not only see what types of STEM careers they would enjoy, but also specific schools, companies and opportunities that are available. This short, online assessment takes the abstract idea of working in STEM and connects students to real jobs, making it easier for students to pursue their STEM education and careers. It’s a terrific tool to help students realize that you can #DOWHATYOULOVE in STEM.
The STEM Type platformcoincides with the publication of the spring issue, which features jobs and opportunities with National Geographic, Pfizer, Cirque du Soleil and the National Guard. The digital version of the magazine and the STEM Type platform are available free at STEMjobs.com
“The United States will have more than 1.2 million unfilled jobs in science, technology, engineering and math by 2018,” says Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of Project Lead the Way, which is the US’s leading provider of STEM education curricular programs and partner of STEM Jobs®. The STEM Jobs® platform addresses the growing STEM skills gap the nation faces.
STEM Jobs® magazine is distributed digitally to over 700,000 students and 20,000 teachers in coordination with a classroom publication reaching 19,000 schools in all 50 states across the US and has a print circulation of 200,000. Go tohttp://stemjobs.com to sign up for a free, digital subscription, find your STEM Type, and read articles from student contributors and STEM professionals.
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About STEM Jobs
STEM Jobs encourages all students to pursue STEM careers through an engaging media platform (digital and print magazine http://www.stemjobs.com. and social media) and assessment tools. Connect with STEM Jobs® on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
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