Increasing science, technology, engineering, and math talent in Washington is imperative to fill jobs, grow the economy and open doors to success. Yet Washington lags behind in creating a STEM-ready workforce.
- In Washington, the mismatch between the skills required for available jobs and individuals with those skills is growing faster than in every other state but one: Delaware.
- Washington ranks 1st in engineering jobs per capita but 38th in engineering degrees.
- Snohomish County is projected to have 4,550 unfilled jobs by 2017; 90% are in STEM and healthcare.
How You Can Help
- Partner with the STEM Network:
- Offer speakers for events
- Volunteer in school classrooms or after-school activities
- Host job shadowing
- Sponsor the STEM website or activity
- Join a STEM Network council
Please contact Snohomish STEM for more information.