The Office of NJ Secretary of Higher Education Rochelle Hendricks has produced a special spring newsletter focusing on what New Jersey’s colleges and universities are doing to enhance opportunities for students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
“STEM jobs are the jobs of the future, with more than 200,000 STEM-related positions needing to be filled by 2025,” Hendricks says. “This represents both a challenge and an opportunity. New Jersey has long been known as a highly educated State, with an attainment rate recently estimated to be at 50.1 percent, meaning that slightly more than half of our working-age adults have some level of education after high school. That’s not bad, compared with the national attainment rate of 45.3 percent, but it’s not good enough.”