The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) paradox of having too many open positions that require STEM skills, but not enough qualified professionals who are applying to fill those positions remain a concern to the manufacturing sector.
— Control Designs
STEM jobs are growing at 1.7 times the rate of non-STEM jobs, and the U.S. is simply not producing enough candidates to fill them. Only 16% of high school seniors are interested in pursuing STEM careers.
– U.S. Department of Education