Successfully preparing underserved communities for workforce in geoscience (STEM) career pathways and preparing workforce for diverse talent
It is predicted that the workforce deficit will be at least 85% STEM driven with specific skills and training needed to fulfill positions. Some pathways will consist of a two-year degrees, certifications, or a bachelor's degree. Others will need graduate degrees. Access to opportunities in these fields highly depends on your zip code, access to educated schools, access to camps, access to scholarships, access to mentors, internships, access - access - access. So how can professors, community leaders and industry decision-makers come together to build a sustainable pipeline that meets the workforce demand while increasing diverse talent within the pipeline?