(Nov. 8, 2019) – Governor Kay Ivey today was presented with a plan to improve STEM education across the state and create a workforce pipeline critical to filling the more than 850,000 STEM-related occupations that will be needed in the state by 2026. Alabama is a national leader in STEM fields such as aerospace, biotechnology, biomedicine, cybersecurity and advanced manufacturing. But companies struggle to fill those jobs with qualified candidates.
Alabama’s Roadmap to STEM Success was developed by the Governor’s Advisory Council for Excellence in STEM (ACES), a group of 78 leaders from across the state representing a wide swath of STEM related fields. HudsonAlpha Vice President for Educational Outreach, Neil Lamb, PhD, chaired the council.
“We felt it was important to develop a path that weaves the individual initiatives, resources and expertise already in place across the state into a coordinated STEM education network that will provide a workforce pipeline essential to the future of Alabama’s economy,” said Lamb.
Read the full announcement from the Governor’s office.