Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Program To Connect Veterans to STEM Fields Passes Congress

The “Supporting Veterans in Stem Careers Act” is an attempt to connect veterans to higher paying science oriented careers. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. You can read more about the history of the bill as it moved through Congress HERE. It is an attempt to provide opportunities for veterans who are trying to obtain jobs with high-paying growth fields (something like 30%) where workers are in shortage but also where future opportunities are likely (At least from current market projections). 

You may also want to read the transcripts. "Business leaders have expressed concern that the STEM skills shortage will impact their ability to develop new technologies and to grow their companies" the report said (U.S. Congress, January 27, 2020). We are trying to transition into a new data technology era and it seems like a positive way to help veterans continue to serve their country in new ways. These are the types of people who have the courage to learn new skills and apply them to national growth through meaningful careers. 
Transcripts of the event Here and the actual Bill Here.

SUPPORTING VETERANS IN STEM CAREERS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 17 (House of Representatives - January 27, 2020). Retrieved

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