Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers. Over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the U.S. economy, and are a critical component to helping the U.S. win the future.
The STEM certificate as WVU Parkersburg offers students the opportunity to continue their academic career in a wide variety of fields – either at WVU Parkersburg or as a transfer student to another institution. With the appropriate choice of classes, the certificate is equivalent to the freshman year at many of the engineering schools in WV.
The STEM Certificate can be the first step in a pathway that leads next in various Associate degrees.
Going forward with your STEM studies leading to various 2-year degrees, 4-year programs await, such as WVU Parkersburg’s Bachelor of Applied Technology (B.A.T.) in Management or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs at other colleges and universities.
To explore STEM Careers and Pathways visit http://www.iseek.org/careers/viewCareers?id=15.