More than 30 CEOs from leading U.S. companies are working with local colleges and universities in several U.S. regions to fill high-demand jobs in STEM-related fields such as cybersecurity and data analytics, and in skilled trade positions such as technicians, machinists and welders.
Launched in June 2018, WPI is also taking much-need action to:
- Boost fundamental workforce readiness skills such as basic math, reading and problem solving;
- Increase STEM skills within America’s workforce and growing the number of job candidates who are qualified for the jobs of today and tomorrow, including in the high-demand fields of cybersecurity, data science, engineering and computer science;
- Grow the number of workers who have specialized skills needed to fill trade positions such as machinists, welders, electricians and sheet metal workers; and
- Engage, train and employee women, minorities, veterans and other populations who are under-represented in STEM occupations and digital jobs of the new economy.
With the right programs and partnerships, businesses can create and expand pathways to prepare current and prospective employees to grow and succeed in their careers.