Educators: Students need to see the variety, benefits of STEM careers

HARRIS-STEM-01.jpg    For Misty Harris (Postmedia News)

Students may be turned off from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math because they have a negative image of those jobs, and because they may be unaware of the employability and salaries associated with many STEM fields, says Michael Bloom, vice president of organizational effectiveness and learning for the Conference Board of Canada. “A rational person would be picking these areas to work in, because you’re more likely to be employed and to be in good money. So what’s going on?” Bloom said.

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