Women are hugely outnumbered in engineering and computing jobs. In fact, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but hold just 25% of the jobs in technical or computing fields.
As a technology company, We recognize the enormous contributions women make in STEM fields, and the importance of encouraging of love of science, technology, engineering and math, at an early age.
There are currently 3 million unfilled jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, although these jobs provide some of the highest salaries and long-term job security. It is critical that we prepare our students and get them excited about careers in STEM.
Through our Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, we're partnering with teachers on how to effectively integrate mobile technology into all aspects of the learning process. We're also bringing connectivity and digital devices to students across the country, particularly to those who otherwise wouldn't have access.