inspiring children to get interested in STEM careers

Randstad USA has just released this experiment on how they tackled the challenge of the shortage of students pursuing an education and career path in Science, Techology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Skills Gap Analysis: STEM’s (un)cool factor 
The shortage of students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is a real problem. As a leader in the staffing industry, Randstad sees, first-hand, how successful employees in STEM careers can be—with low unemployment rates and competitive salaries. 

Engineering: High Starting Pay, Low Graduation Rates
Take engineering, for example. In 2014, students with a bachelor's degree in engineering have the highest average starting salary compared with students with degrees in other subjects. Yet, according to our recent Randstad Workplace Trends Survey 2014, 77% of hiring managers in the engineering industry struggle to fill open positions at their organizations. 
 
Changing Kids’ Perception of STEM Careers
In the video above, we show you that getting kids excited can be as easy as explaining what people in these professionals actually do. By providing information and sharing your knowledge, you can inspire the next generation of the workforce to follow their passions while exploring fields that set them up for success.