Tag Archives: STEM

Encouraging STEM Skills in Manufacturing

Posted on November 19th, 2019
STEM manufacturing

Science, technology, engineering and math are critical keystones for the longevity of many industries, including manufacturing. Recognizing the skills gap rapidly approaching as fewer students decide to focus on STEM-related subjects, a variety of non-profit and educational organizations are stepping up to the plate to begin rectifying the situation one student at a time. These resources are diverse. Children can find introduction and skill building for STEM at the local library with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and Girls Who Code, just to name a few. While many of these examples will generate dividends in the future, the manufacturing industry is one of several industries already facing a skills gap as a lack of employees possess STEM-related skills. With 2.4 million STEM jobs projected to go unfilled, industries are looking for ways to mend the gap with more immediacy….

Workshop for Warriors Demonstrates the Support Our Veterans Need

Posted on April 13th, 2017
Workshop for Warriors

Almost everyone in the United States has a connection to a veteran. Perhaps your brother, sister, uncle or niece. We all have someone we know and love who serves or has served our country. After their service is completed, veterans sometimes have difficulty assimilating once again to civilian life. This reintegration can be a harsh process and statistics show that veterans make up a significant percentage of the unemployed in the United States. They also show they’re more likely to suffer from depression and in all too many cases, suicide. These are frightening facts for our warriors coming back home trying to find purpose and stability. Workshop for Warriors in one program stepping up to the plate to stabilize this transition. This initiative is led by ex-Naval Officer Hernan Luis y Prado. Workshop for Warriors attempts to provide a conduit…