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Do the Math (Infographic)

  • Do the Math (Infographic)

    Do the Math (Infographic)

    Date added: 13 Feb 2013

    An educational background in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills are critical for high school and community college graduates in the US to obtain good jobs, which are plentiful for those with the right skills. However, most students don't complete their studies at community college, and have a mediocre or poor background in STEM subjects. In his 2013 State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the education community and private sector to use IBM's blueprint for replicating the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) model. This grades 9-14 school in Brooklyn, and similar schools in Chicago, provide students with associates degrees in technology, workplace experience, mentorships, and preferred consideration for a job at a partner corporation when they graduate. (Credit: IBM)