The Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan has a STEM-driven economy, with 38% of the region’s jobs relying on healthcare and manufacturing. To remain competitive and drive the economy, the region must attract and retain STEM talent.
Building a workforce of tomorrow through STEM education and training is key; incorporating employer demands with career and college ready students who possess strong technical skills is a necessity for building and sustaining a regional culture of STEM. We believe that the Chief Science Officers program be key in increasing interest in STEM careers among K-12 students. The development of leadership skills through the CSO program will serve those students well, regardless of
their future career path.