Reskilling America’s workforce: Exploring the nation’s future STEM workforce needs: recommendations for federal agency engagement
This report from a workshop funded by the National Science Foundation recommends how federal agencies can more effectively support STEM workforce needs. Business executives and CEOs, college and university presidents, professional associations, state leaders, and heads of federal agencies recognize that developing a STEM-capable workforce is critical for the nation. Innovation is occurring on a daily basis to create and understand the best methods to train, reskill, and educate our nation’s workforce, with stakeholders moving rapidly in the same direction. At this critical juncture, there is an even more important role for federal agencies to serve as amplifiers, investors, and leaders in propelling the development of our nation’s workforce now and in the future. As such, we call on leaders in the federal government along with business and academia to build the pathways, partnerships, and programs that will help us reach scale and meet the evolving needs of the future workforce in the digital economy.