Fundamentals in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, are core components of education requirements from kindergarten through high school, trade schools and universities. This education prepares kids of today for a growing demand in STEM jobs now and into the future, showing a shift in learning requirements for degreed careers and the trades in the electrical industry and others.
STEM fundamentals such as typing, critical thinking, and the scientific method are taught to students early in kindergarten. Many high school seniors graduate with knowledge of coding, robotics, and more. These fundamentals give students the tools for further training in more specialized skills. Predicting future job demands is difficult, so classes in elementary schools focus more on familiarity with various fields than specific job skills, such as running an electricity franchise.
Colleges and Universities
Public and private colleges and universities are expanding educational offerings to include more degree and certificate types. These institutions also offer online-only courses and evening classes to help students work while going to school. A degree in a STEM field can help you with careers in the public and private sectors and prepare you for areas that have not been invented yet.
In addition to STEM majors, colleges and universities require computer and technology classes for other majors. For example, art majors may need a computer-aided design course, and business majors may be required to learn statistical math or data analytics.
Trade schools are offering courses in STEM to help you get related certifications and licenses. Jobs in the trades are currently in demand and are likely to continue to be as the infrastructure is adapted to the needs of future citizens and environmental concerns.
The electrical industry is one of the most likely to continue to grow with the population and with more energy sources being built and added to the grid. Education for the industry’s jobs is in high demand at trade schools, colleges and universities. Children currently in school are learning STEM fundamentals to help prepare them for the challenges of careers in related industries.