FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 22, 2015
DENVER, CO – Colorado boasts more jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) than the national average — and is expected to see above average growth in STEM careers over the next decade. The demand for a STEM-skilled workforce and the number of non-STEM jobs requiring these skills continues to grow, while the number and diversity of women and girls in STEM fields lags behind.
“Colorado will lead the nation in STEM talent development. We rank second in the country for technology and entrepreneurship, but Colorado won’t have enough STEM workers if we don’t prepare now,” said Lt. Governor Joe Garcia, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. “To meet this ambitious goal, we must ensure all Colorado learners have access to the STEM education and experiences that excite and prepare them to succeed.”
The Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) and The Women’s Foundation of Colorado (WFCO), along with two groups of STEM supporters, are partnering to create equitable opportunities for Colorado women and girls to thrive in school, STEM careers, and life.
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