A combination of Marcellus shale development and the expected retirement of skilled tradespeople is driving the need for STEM workers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. RAND's latest report showcases API's progress in improving STEM education and developing the workforce in the three states..
Rethinking STEM in areas that rely on heavy industry and manufacturing jobs is a cultural shift, but perhaps one that's long overdue. API is working to help the existing workforce throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia identify transferable skills.
The New York Post profiles a unique API program that's changing lives in Greene County, PA. The course trains students in land-use, construction safety, and pipeline operations, preparing them for jobs in the natural gas industry.
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.
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.
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.