Students in STEM report = Kids Need Career Content
The Students in STEM report makes it obvious that kids need a connection between studies and available careers. The report, produced by the Amgen Foundation and Change the Equation, is used to educate policy makers and teachers.
The November 2015 survey of almost 1,600 14- to 18-year-old students across the country, analyzed their experiences and attitudes about STEM studies. It shows that kids want their studies to be taught in the context of their future. I am sure this is not for STEM studies only. Context is king!
86% wanted career-related content in their classes; 30% get it.
83% would be interested in job-shadowing; 19% get it.
79% thought career counseling would help; 34% get it.
Thank you to Start Engineering for bringing this study to our attention.