National Science Board: Skilled Technical Workforce Report
To grow our nation’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) capacity and ensure that Americans can participate in tomorrow’s economy, the United States must do more to foster its Skilled Technical Workforce (STW). These are workers who use science and engineering (S&E) skills in their jobs but do not have a bachelor’s degree. Our competitiveness, security, and research enterprise require this critical, but often overlooked segment of our STEM-capable workforce. To highlight this part of the workforce, the National Science Board (NSB) has released a report. A key message of the report is that STW pathways complement rather than compete with pathways requiring bachelor’s degrees or higher.