STEM Pathways Network
Defining and guiding a STEM vision for cradle to career pathways in New Jersey.
Using data to drive all objectives and
achieve our mission, NJSPN:
Aligns resources to scale and replicates promising practices.
Identifies learning opportunities by convening New Jersey’s STEM experts.
Promotes STEM career pathways by training state leaders and creating deeper public awareness of opportunities available in the
21st century workforce.
New Jersey's Opportunity for Improvement
New Jersey students have not made statistically-significant gains in 4th or 8th grade science since 2009.
US Department of Education, 2015
Out of 100 STEM occupations, 93% of them had wages above the national average. STEM workers earn about 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.
Students expressing interest in STEM show higher levels of college readiness.
Economic Modeling Specialists International, 2017
Between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 9% in New Jersey—with positions in computing, engineering and advanced manufacturing leading the way.
National Skills Coalition, 2018
There are 1.4 open jobs in STEM for every unemployed person in New Jersey.
Change the Equation, 2017