What does STEMconnector do?
STEMconnector is a professional services firm committed to increasing the number of STEM-ready workers in the global talent pool. Owned by Diversified Search, LLC, we provide a platform to engage leaders in both public and private sectors who collectively are re-envisioning the workforce. Working with pioneering leaders across over 200 organizations, our overall goal is to inform, stimulate and connect leaders with a passion for and vested interest in growing a STEM-ready workforce.
STEMconnector is committed to a networked-approach because we believe that no one sector has a monopoly. This guiding principle is reinforced by the breadth of our network that represents 25+ million students, 3.5+ million educators and 2.6 million STEM jobs. We are excited to work with Heads of Talent Acquisition, Chief Diversity Officers, CIOs and CTOs at leading corporations. We count Presidents of 2-year and 4-year universities as well as Executives of NGOs within our network. Most organizations who try to tackle the STEM gap independently found it difficult to deliver broad impact across a large population. By combining resources, ideas and energy across private and public sectors, members have realized they can collectively drive much more sustainable change and improve their talent pipelines than when they try to tackle it alone.
20% of U.S. jobs require significant STEM knowledge and skills
STEM jobs average salary is $85,570
United States ranks 28th in math literacy & 24th in science literacy
Proportion of underrepresented minorities in science and engineering needs to triple to match representation in the overall U.S.
over the next 10 years , the demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase 4x the rate as other occupations
STEMconnector cannot operate and do the amazing things we do without the help of each member of our team. Each member plays an integral part in our day to day operations, and without them, we would not be able to accomplish the number of things that we do.
The Way Forward
In an effort to close the gaps in STEM education and employment, it is imperative that we develop a more systematic approach. A multi-stakeholder model in which institutions of higher and technical education, the private sector, the nonprofit and government sectors work collaboratively on those issues is the most sustainable path to success. STEMconnector has been at the forefront in that regard by deploying a vanguard of initiatives & Councils designed to leverage the expertise of industry, nonprofits and government stakeholders. The key initiatives are: