Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem

Promising Practices for Strengthening the Regional STEM Workforce Development Ecosystem

This new report from the National Academy of Sciences reviews the extent to which universities and employers in 1five metropolitan communities (Phoenix, Arizona; Cleveland, Ohio; Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles, California; and Fargo, North Dakota) collaborate successfully to align curricula, labs, and other undergraduate educational experiences with current and prospective regional STEM workforce needs. This report focuses on how to create the kind of university-industry collaboration that promotes higher quality college and university course offerings, lab activities, applied learning experiences, work-based learning programs, and other activities that enable students to acquire knowledge, skills, and attributes they need to be successful in the STEM workforce. Written by the Committee on Improving Higher Education’s Responsiveness to STEM Workforce Needs: Identifying Analytical Tools and Regional Best Practices. This report was funded by the The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. To read the report, click here.