America’s long-term global competitiveness is dependent on the development of a strong science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce. In fact, careers in STEM are the fastest growing industry in the United States and computing occupations make up two-thirds of all projected new jobs within STEM.
How do we prepare today’s generation of American children and teens to be tomorrow’s workforce? What policy reforms are needed at the federal, state, and local levels to support computer science education and put more computers in classrooms? What public-private partnerships are helping to engage young Americans in computer science and STEM?
The Hill and Microsoft convened policymakers, industry executives, and educators — including BPAG’S James Brown — to discuss work readiness and computer science education.