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STEM was Dead Last

Last week, there was an article in the Washington Post that I found particularly interesting. The way the world is evolving, there is a notion that to be workforce ready, one must be trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). That’s where the jobs will be, therefore, it is imperative to study in these areas for viable job security. Two recent studies by Google refuted that ideology and identified that workplace success is not based upon “hard skills.”

Google tested its hiring hypothesis and found that among the seven most important qualities of a successful employee, STEM was dead last. This grabbed my attention because STEM has a prominent place in most schools; public and private. Often times when I attend professional development opportunities, STEM is broached either philosophically or literally. The majority of the educational marketing I receive... [ Continue Reading ]

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