Presentation on theme: "New Resources for Women in STEM Careers Lynn Reha and Lisa Matejka, ICSPS Photo courtesy Lake Land College."— Presentation transcript:
New Resources for Women in STEM Careers Lynn Reha and Lisa Matejka, ICSPS Photo courtesy Lake Land College
Mission We assist professionals in gaining the knowledge and skills needed for helping every learner to succeed through professional development, publications, and technical assistance. Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support ICSPS Illinois Career and Technical Education projects are developed through grants from Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Community College Board and funded 100% through Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.
Non-traditional jobs are attractive to women because they generally offer higher entry-level wages and a career ladder with pay between $20 and $30 per hour. 1 1http://www.dol.gov/wb/factsheets/nontra2008.htm Growth in the economy is projected to expand employment in many of these occupations and secondly, there will be strong demand for workers in these fields due to projected retirements or transfers of current workers to other occupations. Source: U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 2008. High wageHigh demand STEM Careers are good for women.
Eighty percent of Fortune 1000 STEM executives report that their companies face challenges in hiring adequate numbers of women and minorities for STEM positions and 95% believe the US will lose its global leadership in science and technology due to a shortage of STEM talent. Bayer Facts of Science Education Survey, 2008 There was a 79% decline in the number of incoming undergraduate women interested in majoring in Computer Science between 2000 and 2008. National Center for Women in Information Technology, 2008 Women neededRecruitment vital Women are good for STEM careers.
Doing What Works Photo credit: Lake Land College
Lynn Reha firstname.lastname@example.org Lisa Matejka email@example.com Illinois Center for Specialized Professional Support www.icsps.ilstu.edu T HANK Y OU.
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National Girls Collaborative Project http://www.ngcproject.org/directory/index.cfm http://www.ngcproject.org/directory/index.cfm Doing What Works http://www.dww.ed.gov/topic/?T_ID=1 STEM Equity Pipeline http://www.stemequitypipeline.org/Default.aspx http://www.stemequitypipeline.org/Default.aspx Success Has No Gender http://home.cod.edu/academics/specialprograms/nontraditional http://home.cod.edu/academics/specialprograms/nontraditional Could This Be Your Life http://www.icsps.ilstu.edu/projects/index_ctbyl.html http://www.icsps.ilstu.edu/projects/index_ctbyl.html Dot Divas http://www.dotdiva.orghttp://www.dotdiva.org Engineer Your Life http://www.engineeryourlife.org/httphttp://www.engineeryourlife.org/http Websites