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M E M B E R P R O F I L E
Filling in the STEM Skills Gap
The competition to fill STEM jobs is
getting so fierce that some big tech
companies now offer attractive perks
such as feeding their employees three
meals a day or providing unlimited
sick days. But above and beyond
offering perks to those already
qualified, what canwe do to proac-
tively promote growth in these
areas? Early educators must take it
upon themselves to nurture students
with pre-existing personal or
intellectual interest in STEM. Young
talent interested in pursuing a career
path in the STEMfieldwill increas-
ingly be looking at the first, and very
promising, dual apprenticeship
models that have been established in
the U.S. over the last years. And for
those not already leaning toward
these fields, career-relevant math-
ematics and science competencies
must bemademore accessible to
students in all fields of study.
Finally, companies would be wise to
invest in technical skills training
programs for their existing employ-
ees to generate the talent they need
to fill STEM jobs internally. Offering
free training to employees is one of
themost effective ways to boost
morale, retention, and company
culture. Offering free training in
STEM skills will yield optimal ROI
from employees and combat the
global skills gap at the same time.
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Contact Info:
Adecco Engineering& Technology
keeps our clients ahead of the latest
trends and challenges impacting
theworkforce— including the STEM
shortage.We have connectionswith
more than2.1million STEM profes-
sionals across theU.S., ensuring that
we deliver the innovators our clients
are looking for. Please contactme for
more information.
Daniel Masata
Senior Vice President
Adecco Engineering& Technology |
Medical & Science
175BroadHollowRoad
Melville, NY11747
Phone:+1 (631) 844-7300
Cell: +1 (516) 519-4307
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