The school year may be coming to an end, but we must look ahead to the city’s future STEM workforce and Philadelphia’s role as a STEM city.
Our region is the eighth largest STEM employment hub in the country, with 435,500 jobs and nearly 500,000 predicted by 2020. Roughly half of these jobs require a high school degree plus some additional training or education; the other half requires a college degree. The question is whether we'll be able to fill them.
Greater Philadelphia has an abundance of STEM assets, including universities, museums, non-profits, and corporations such as GSK, Dow Chemical and Saint-Gobain.
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