2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
As a STEM Approved College, Advanced Training is proud to announce it’s involvement with the Microsoft DreamSpark Program.
The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges inaugural list is the first of its kind to rate universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their responsiveness and relevance to high demand, high growth STEM occupations.
What Are They Doing Better Than Anyone Else?
1. THEY ALIGN THEIR STEM PROGRAMS WITH HIGH PAYING JOBS THAT ARE IN DEMAND
Almost all schools offer STEM degree programs, but many institutions never connect their academic programs to real-world job requirements. These schools look at the job market and adjust their programs to meet those ever-changing demands.
2. THEY HAVE PROGRAMS, RESOURCES AND RELATIONSHIPS THAT HELP THEIR STUDENTS GET JOBS
Every school has a primary mission—for some it’s research, for others it’s community. For these schools it’s preparing students for success after graduation.
3. THEY ARE ATTRACTING AND SUPPORTING DIVERSE STUDENTS AND FACULTIES IN STEM FIELDS
STEM career fields lack diversity. It is no secret that critical STEM employers need to attract greater diversity in order to continue to lead in the global marketplace. These schools not only understand that, but are actively working to change that equation.
4. THEY HAVE SPECIFIC RESOURCES DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING STEM STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS
For years, STEM degree programs have taken pride in their washout rates. These schools understand that an academic mission is about education—not weeding out. They help STEM students thrive within rigorous programs to achieve long term success.