More than 65% of young people will work in jobs that don’t currently exist. Learning computer science skills helps students thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Rockwood STEM program helps to ensure that every student has access to the collaborative, coding, and technical skills that unlock opportunities in the classroom and beyond–no matter what their future goals may be.
STEM PROMOTES MARKETABLE SKILLS
In Rockwood, we believe that it is important for our students to begin to develop the skills that will lead them to realize their potential, love life, and find success as soon as possible. And though it may seem that your child's employment marketability is a long way down the road, it takes time to evolve and nurture the skills needed to qualify for a productive life.
Below is a compiled list of the top skills that will be sought by employers by the year 2030. Having experience in STEM-related opportunities is a guaranteed way to ensure that those vital skills are stimulated and refined.
STEM: CLOSER TO HOME
According to the annual State of St. Louis Workforce Report, STEM occupations in St. Louis grow at a faster rate than non-STEM occupations. Yet, there is an ever-increasing gap in the number of open positions and the number of skilled workers to fill those jobs.
Attracting STEM jobs and employers is a primary focus of regional business and economic developers.
In order to prepare students for success in these careers, Rockwood teachers are challenging students to think critically, collaborate, and create solutions to solve new problems. And we are providing a variety of experiences to ensure that students can find an area of interest in which they'd like to pursue and, eventually, excel.