No, not you – some thoughts for your kids
Graduation Cap and BooksWhatever the young people in your life are considering for their futures, they are probably not factoring in the less-than-romantic notion of which jobs are in high demand or are high-paying. While it’s certainly not all about the money, it’s wise to consider things from all angles. After all, these are decisions that can set the stage for their financial futures.
What does the future look like? Well, if “The Graduate” were made today, the one word of advice for Benjamin would be “STEM.” What’s STEM? An acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These are fields where the demand and pay are high, the unemployment low, and the future is about as guaranteed as any career can be. The Huffington Post recently posted an article about mentoring teens toward STEM careers. The U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007, published a report about the STEM Workforce Challenge and the importance of “knowledge workers” to our economy and our future. They all agree with what Steve Jobs so famously told President Obama – the U.S. needs more trained engineers and technical workers.
Just Google STEM careers to find resources and information to inspire your youngsters.
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