Education and Workforce Development
Dow believes that the long-term viability of the manufacturing sector requires a workforce with advanced skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, the United States is far from being on track to fill the projected number of STEM jobs of the future.
The STEM talent gap is multi-faceted, complex and is inextricably linked to social issues such as poverty, inequality and youth unemployment. Addressing this gap will take a concerted effort from all stakeholders and a comprehensive integrated approach, to ensure a steady stream of STEM talent to help build the future of advanced manufacturing and innovative solutions.