API In the News

  • API Partner Benedum Foundation Helps Fund the Future

    May 2, 2017

    The Benedum Foundation has a long history of funding education initiatives in the Pittsburgh region—which it continues as an API founding partner. It supports curriculum development for advanced manufacturing labs; funds STEM learning programs at close to 60 elementary, middle, and high school; and focuses on future workforce training in the petrochemicals industry.

  • API Featured on Sunday Business Page

    Apr 2, 2017

    RAND's Gabriella Gonzalez and Chevron's Trip Oliver appear on CBS Pittsburgh's Sunday Business Page to discuss RAND's latest study on the STEM labor market throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia—and how the Appalachia Partnership Initiative is working to support workforce development in the region.

  • "A Pipeline of Skilled Workers" Needed in Western PA

    Mar 25, 2017

    RAND's recent report on the STEM labor market in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio illuminates the need for "a pipeline of skilled workers who have the technical, academic and hands-on training" to address retirements and growth in the region, writes Stacey Olsen of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

  • Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

    Mar 22, 2017

    Good energy-sector jobs are available in at least one corner of Appalachia, but can the region's schools produce the workers ready to fill those jobs? And will future federal policies support this area of need?

  • API Supports New Educational Program, Inquire Within

    Oct 12, 2016

    Inquire Within is a partnership between public television station WQED Pittsburgh, API-sponsor Chevron, and libraries throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Participating libraries choose from a menu of STEM, early literacy, and other program options that create impactful, hands-on, family-centered educational experiences for children in their communities.

  • Getting Technical: Preparing High School Students for the Workforce America Needs

    Aug 24, 2016

    Today's workforce may require a different mix of skills than the last century, so investing in high school career and technical education (CTE) programs is critical. When American workers can better meet the modern needs of the workplace, America can stay competitive.

  • Back to Work: Middle-Skill Jobs in the STEM Economy

    Aug 24, 2016

    The STEM economy will grow by 17 percent through 2018, with expected job vacancies totaling 2.4 million. Middle-skill STEM jobs that require associate's degrees or occupational certifications—such as computer support specialists, web developers, and engineering technicians—are in the highest demand.