An Imperative For Our Future Workforce is a collection of articles outlining and supporting STEM 2.0, an initiative of STEMconnector and its Innovation Task Force. STEM 2.0 is focused on identifying, defining and inculcating in students several new key capability platforms, or skill sets,the future workforce will need to become successful STEM professionals in tomorrow’s economy. The first five articles define the core capability platforms (CPs) of the initiative: Employability Skills 2.0; Innovation Excellence; Digital Fluency; and Hard Skills. The publication continues with different viewpoints in support of STEM 2.0 ranging from the education community, industry, and other important stakeholders. STEMconnector has adopted and plans to integrate the STEM 2.0 initiative into its various programs.