Partnerships for STEM Exposure for Every Student. Bill Hatch, M.A. J.D. NCDPI CTE Equity, Civil Rights and Special Populations Coordinator. NC. Nontraditional Careers. An occupation or field of work, including computer science, technology, and other emerging high skill occupations, and
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Secondary nontraditional participation and completion rates are trending slightly higher, however it may not make any significant changes to the future STEM job force.
Source: 2007 NC CAR
that range from
a high school diploma and on-the-job training to a PhD.
Career & Technical Education has technical occupations that are related to:
To reduce a potentially crippling workforce knowledge gap and to prepare more students – especially those who traditionally have been underrepresented – for STEM careers
A globally competitive, knowledge-based economy is a fact of life for North Carolina’s high school students – now and for the foreseeable future – STEM skills are critical drivers in that economy.
Fields such as biotechnology, software design, aeronautical engineering, and others – will require adaptability, creativity, critical thinking, and technical competence in STEM.
National Science Foundation
Christine Cunningham, Engineering is Elementary
Reading 75% … 26%
Math 81% … 10%
Science 83% … 37%
Reading 62% … 11%
Math 69% … 2%
PLTW students who began sixth grade at lower proficiency levels in math, reading and science, and with lower attendance rates had greatly reduced those gaps by the eighth grade.
~2009 Study by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee