overcoming the barriers to STEM.

  • workforce insights
  • July 26, 2017

In the face of an ongoing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent shortage, we conducted a study to uncover key motivations, beliefs and perspectives of STEM-related topics among kids aged 11 to 17.

What we found….the term ‘STEM’ needs a rebrand and awareness campaign to get the next generation of talent excited about pursuing these careers. Encourage the next generation of talent to #bethecurious.


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5 ways to encourage STEM careers

Randstad’s STEM SlideShare reveals the results of this study and takes a deep dive into how gender plays a role in the attitudes and self-perceptions of today’s young students.


what do STEM executives think?

Randstad spoke to 13 of the country’s top female leaders in STEM industries to gauge their initial impressions of our study’s findings. In this whitepaper, they share not only their personal stories of inspiration and challenge, but also ideas to generate more interest in STEM studies among young women.

Click below to download the whitepaper and read more.

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