SkillsUSA is STEM





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Published on Jan 15, 2015

This video, generously financed by SkillsUSA's national Teamworks technical committee, offers an introduction to the concept of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and explains how SkillsUSA training is directly and inextricably connected with STEM concepts. In fact, SkillsUSA - and Career and Technical Education in general - IS STEM.

CTE is an important part of STEM educational goals established by the Department of Education. CTE is a catalyst for STEM education. We know there are unfilled STEM jobs and the gap for students in STEM fields is widening.

Often times when individuals think about STEM, they think of scientists and engineers, which is right target. However, what doesn’t come to mind are the numerous high wage, high skilled, high demand careers for which CTE is preparing students.

The magic of CTE is that the definition of STEM is not just science or technology, engineering or math, but the integration of two or more of these topics in a context that students are passionate about. Without the combination of two or more of the STEM components, you are not teaching STEM. That is why CTE is a perfect fit for STEM education.

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