The Growth of Robotics in STEM Education
There are five million job openings in the U.S. labor market, making it the best availability since 2001.
– The Bureau of Labor Statistics
Of these five million jobs, 15% were classified as tech related. Today, the United States is faced with a growing number of jobs that require STEM education background and a limited number of candidates to fill these positions.
In 2015, $100 million in federal grants were made available through White House initiative, TechHire. This supports a potential workforce by providing training and certification for those looking to enter a technical field or career. More and more high schools and universities across the country are implementing STEM education training, courses, and certification programs.
Students no longer require educators the way they used to. In this day and age, information is easily accessed on the internet, forcing educators to reinvent their teaching approach to bring relevance to information and provide real world application. By creating an environment of hands-on learning, students are more likely to continue their education in a STEM field like computer sciences, mathematics, and especially robotics.
Facts and STATs to Share:
- KUKA Robotics offers the most inclusive STEM robotics program
- STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
- “Only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career.” – US Department of Education
- KUKA KORE joins innovative robotic curriculum certification with career cluster credentials
- Only 30 percent of high school seniors who took the ACT test were cleared for college-level sciences
- Average income for STEM career: $77,880/year
- KORE packages include training, curriculum, course labs, tests, and student manuals