A coalition of industry leaders are joining forces to impact the culture of STEM education in K–12 schools nationwide.

Over the next five years, we aim to prepare a generation for the future of work.

10M STUDENTS | 5000 SCHOOLS | ONE VISION
to build the next generation of solution seekers

With a focus on tackling the lack of diversity and unequal access to opportunity in the STEM workforce pipeline, investments from the corporate community will change the education experience of millions.

First-of-Its-Kind STEM Initiative

This STEM careers initiative addresses the STEM workforce and inspiration gap by bridging industry and classrooms at unprecedented scale.

It will be powered by a coalition of corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education—a trusted curriculum partner committed to equity in education, serving public, private, charter, homeschool, and tribal school students by leveraging the power of digital to close the access gap.

A 5-PRONGED APPROACH

Direct Investment in Schools

Meaningful investment in K–12 STEM curricular resources and professional development for under-resourced schools

Careers Portal

A dynamic destination the helps students connect the dots from classroom to careers

Thought Leadership

Multi-sector leadership joining voices together to elevate a national STEM conversation and then put an implementation plan in place

Employee Engagement

Mobilize the current STEM workforce at scale to inspire and connect with tomorrow’s employees through engaging classroom experiences

Research & Impact

Impact, optimize, and measure STEM engagement and career awareness by harnessing quantitative and qualitative insights

The Current State of STEM Education

52%

Percentage of students who say they don’t know someone with a job in a STEM-related field.

Young women aren’t giving up or being excluded from pursuing STEM studies, many opt out because they don’t think those careers can serve humanity.

– Journal of Psychological Science

76%

Percentage of students who say they don’t know very much about what an engineer does.

– 2017 Randstad STEM Study and Insights report

56%

Percentage of students who say knowing how STEM subjects relate to the real world would make STEM classes more interesting.

– 2017 Randstad STEM Study and Insights report

Problem-solving was the most in-demand workplace skill, followed by collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. ‘Employers are crying out for those skills.

– 2018 Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute skills gap and future of work study