The NJ STEM Pathways Network, a public-private strategic alliance, defines and guides a statewide STEM vision for pre-K-to-workforce formal and informal learning opportunities that strengthen academic skills and inspire students; facilitates research and recommendations on STEM talent pipeline needs and barriers to success; and exposes students to the many educational pathways, experiences, and professionals that can prepare them for STEM degree programs and careers in New Jersey.
For New Jersey to attract, cultivate and retain a 21st century workforce that is engaged and supported through statewide alignment of public and private STEM educational resources, ensuring that the state remains globally competitive in STEM industries and continues its rich history of innovation.
The NJSPN, a public-private strategic alliance, was initiated by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in 2014 as a public-private strategic alliance established to inform the alignment of STEM resources, support an education-to-workforce STEM pipeline, identify exemplary formal and informal learning opportunities, and promote STEM career pathway awareness.
1. Ensuring equity and access for all.
2. Promoting stackable qualifications, credentials and real-world connections.
3. Implementing multi-stakeholder collaboration to foster a systematic, grass-tops approach to advancing STEM.
What's New At NJSPN?
New Jersey STEM Week 2018
In March 2018, New Jersey will host its fourth annual STEM Week!
From March 9-18, STEM events will be hosted throughout the state to promote New Jersey’s commitment to STEM excellence. We encourage companies, employees, schools, students, parents, museums, afterschool programs, and others to promote their STEM activities.
Some past events include a student research showcase at the Statehouse where legislators were introduced to the Governor’s STEM Scholars research projects and these scholars, along with the Research & Development Council of New Jersey and the New Jersey STEM Pathways Network, were recognized with a joint ceremonial resolution on the floor of the Assembly.
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