Can community colleges train STEM workers?

06/10/2013 | MiBiz (Michigan)

Nearly half of the jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math do not require workers to have a four-year degree, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution. This "hidden" STEM job market, in which jobs pay an average of $53,000 per year, could provide opportunities for community colleges, the researchers found. "This (data) should encourage bigger companies to leverage their influence with community colleges and other programming to make sure there is a pipeline of workers," Brookings researcher Jonathan Rothwell said.

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