Misha Malyshev recently had a column published by Smart Magazine Chicago which explains the importance of supporting STEM education within your industry. Malyshev has previously written for Smart Business, publishing a piece outlining why recruitment should play second fiddle to retention.
In his new piece, Malyshev breaks down how STEM helps business.
“Our nation’s scientists, engineers and innovators have driven the achievements that are positioning the U.S. as a global leader. With fewer American students pursuing expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and a shortage of teachers skilled in those subjects, our leadership position is vulnerable.
It is imperative that American students move from the middle to the top of the pack in science and math, and we must increase the number of proficient students and teachers in these vital fields.
To accomplish these goals, enterprises need to partner with nonprofits, civic groups, policymakers and educational institutions to support the effort. STEM education is good for businesses across industries for a multitude of reasons.”
He goes on to make his argument by breaking it down into four points:
- Encourages problem-solving
- Creates opportunity through exposure
- Allows people to move forward
- Improves critical skills