How do we keep jobs here in U.S.? Our government has tried to implement policies aimed at preventing the outsourcing of American jobs, but none adequately address the main problem at hand. alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav believes that to stop the outsourcing of our nation’s factories and jobs, we have to first work on closing the technical skills gap in our workforce. To do that, we’ll need to start putting more of an emphasis on STEM education.
The forging of strong partnerships between the public and private sectors would be a step in the right direction. Employers can work with schools and universities to ensure that today’s students are equipped with the knowledge needed to become tomorrow’s skilled workers. The public and private sectors should also work together on retraining programs designed to prepare U.S. workers for the growing number of technical jobs in our increasingly STEM-based economy.
STEM education doesn’t necessarily mean a four-year degree. It can also mean educating young students on the vast array of STEM jobs available to them that don’t require attending a four-year institution. Some students will be happy to learn that they can skip the expensive undergraduate education and still find fulfilling work in high-paying STEM jobs.
alliantgroup believes STEM education should start early. That’s why we created the Blue Heart Fund, our non-profit charity that works to promote early STEM education in our communities. Getting students interested in STEM subjects before they reach high school will go a long way toward preparing them for the workforce and finally closing the technical skills gap in America.