The National Science Board’s Revisiting the STEM Workforce is a companion policy report to the Science and Engineering Indicators 2014. The report provides a data-driven overview of the U.S. workforce and offers key insights that are aimed at helping government, education, and business leaders make more informed decisions about how to maintain a strong, STEM workforce. Primary insights include:
- The “STEM workforce” is extensive and critical to innovation and competitiveness. It is also defined in various ways and is made up of many sub-workforces.
- STEM knowledge and skills enable multiple, dynamic pathways to STEM and non-STEM occupations alike.
- Assessing, enabling, and strengthening workforce pathways is essential to the mutually reinforcing goals of individual and national prosperity and competitiveness.