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, the NJSPN:
ALIGNS RESOURCES TO SCALE AND REPLICATES PROMISING PRACTICES.
PROMOTES STEM CAREER PATHWAYS BY TRAINING STATE LEADERS AND CREATING DEEPER PUBLIC AWARENESS OF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE 21ST CENTURY WORKFORCE.
IDENTIFIES LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES BY CONVENING NEW JERSEY’S STEM EXPERTS.
New Jersey's Opportunity for Improvement
Between 2021 and 2031, the number of STEM jobs in the United States will grow by 10.8%.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
STEM workers have higher median salaries than their non-STEM counterparts ($55,000 compared to $33,000). STEM workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher have a median salary that is 47% greater than that of non-STEM workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher.
National Science Foundation, 2022
Students expressing interest in STEM show higher levels of college readiness.
Economic Modeling Specialists International, 2017
There are 1.4 open jobs in STEM for every unemployed person in New Jersey.
Change the Equation, 2017