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STEM Worker Shortage: Does It Exist and Is Education To Blame?

STEM Worker Shortage: Does It Exist and Is Education To Blame?

The National Science Board’s biennial book, “Science and Engineering Indicators,” consistently finds that the U.S. produces many more STEM graduates than the workforce can absorb. Meanwhile, employers say managers are struggling to find qualified workers in STEM fields. What explains these apparently contradictory trends?