Presentation on theme: "STEM in Oklahoma: Some Facts OKLAHOMA STEM JOBS IN 2014 Oklahoma has 158,939 STEM-related occupations in 2014, representing 9.5% of the state’s overall."— Presentation transcript:
STEM in Oklahoma: Some Facts OKLAHOMA STEM JOBS IN 2014 Oklahoma has 158,939 STEM-related occupations in 2014, representing 9.5% of the state’s overall occupational mix*. JOB GROWTH By 2024, Oklahoma is forecast to have 188,619 STEM related occupations, a growth of approximately 19% (from 2014) By comparison, between 2014 and 2024, Total occupation growth in Oklahoma is forecast to grow by 13% * EMSI, 2014
STEM in Oklahoma: Some Facts JOB OPENINGS (JOB GROWTH PLUS REPLACEMENT HIRES) Between 2014 and 2024, average annual STEM occupational openings in Oklahoma are expected to be 6,701 each year 96% require post-secondary qualifications (6,433) 70% require a BS degree, or higher (4,691)
STEM Graduates in Oklahoma 6,058 STEM post-secondary degree graduates, per year (Assoc. degree or above)
STEM Graduates in Oklahoma 6,058 STEM post-secondary degree graduates, per year (Assoc. degree or above) Approx. 30% leave STEM pipeline
STEM Graduates in Oklahoma 6,058 STEM post-secondary degree graduates, per year (Assoc. degree or above) Approx. 30% leave STEM pipeline Approx. 30% leave state
Leaves 2,982 Oklahoma STEM graduates, compared with a need for 6,433 Oklahoma STEM jobs (4,691 with BS or above) STEM Skills Gap in Oklahoma
“Readiness” Research Report: “Predictors of STEM Success at Oklahoma State University” by Adrienne Redmond-Sanogo, Julie Angle, Robert Evan Davis and Sean Simons Successful completion of HS Calculus Successful completion of College Calculus, Physics & Chemistry Successful completion of STEM Degree
“To prepare students to take calculus, chemistry, and physics at the high school level it is imperative that students take algebra I and biology by the ninth grade, with preference for eighth grade. However, only 52% of students report enrollment in algebra I and only 38% in biology I at the ninth grade level with remaining students taking these foundational courses at the tenth grade level …….Additionally, students who fail to take a mathematics course at the ninth grade level may suffer long-term consequences for future college success….” Redmond-Sanogo et al., 2014 Readiness
“Despite concerted state and national efforts, many students never make it into the STEM pipeline because of inadequate preparation in math and science ….” “In an effort to promote and maintain a strong STEM workforce, the STEM pipeline needs to have a continual supply of diverse, talented, and capable individuals. Identifying gatekeeper courses will allow academic advisors at both the secondary and post-secondary levels to better guide and prepare students interested in STEM careers.” Redmond-Sanogo et al., 2014 Readiness
The Critical Issues Not enough math and science, at a young enough age, to feed the STEM pipeline and to prepare students for post-secondary education in STEM subjects. Teaching students about the relevance of these subjects to a career in STEM is critical. Teachers need to be SMEs Counsellors need to be understand these issues.
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