Are We Looking at STEM the Wrong Way?

June 11, 2013
New report from Brookings suggests a focus on four-year degrees may not be the answer.
Getting the kids to study engineering is the new magic bullet that is supposed to cure our staffing ills in the process industries and other manufacturing environments. No doubt a bunch more baby engineers coming out of our schools would be a good thing. But a new report from Brookings suggests that the answer isn't quite that simple.Not only must we help parents unlearn the mantra that kids who go into manufacturing are somehow signing on to a dieing industry, but also the one that says any young adult who enters the workforce without a four-year degree (or better) is doomed to a life of flipping burgers or washing other people's cars. Here's the full story from AtlanticCities