Thursday November 9th, 3.00 pm - 4:00 pm
Talent shortages continue to hinder the growth and economic stability of the nation due to a lack of interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers from the American youth. As a result, the growth and demand of the industry is outpacing the talent output. The expected growth of STEM fields is 37 percent faster than the U.S. economy as a whole, and the nation's demand for STEM professionals within the next decade is more than 800,000. The impact of talent shortage has also been present in Michigan's automotive industry, where the adaptation of new technologies has posed as a challenge to companies due to a lack of adequately trained workers. Listen to the experts provide insight into what needs to be done to close the high tech gap.