The Center for Mathematics and Science Education recognizes the importance of STEM education in order to increase the skilled workforce needed in Mississippi and throughout the United States. A skilled workforce is required to offer an attractive location for business and industry development and sustainability. Increasing that workforce will require increasing the number of Mississippi students graduating from college in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, which in turn, requires increasing the number of students who enter college interested in mathematics and science.These are just a few of the many resources available for obtaining information about STEM Careers:
The O*NET program (https://www.onetonline.org/) is the nation’s primary source of occupational information, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors. The database provides the basis for the Career Exploration Tools, a set of assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.