Do you often have nightmares about your kids asking you to help them with their math homework? Do you see your child get out their graphing calculator and suddenly you’re scrambling for an excuse to leave the room? This is actually nothing new, so you’re not alone. Just like previous generations, parents of generation Zs are overwhelmed by the level of advanced skills their children can comfortably complete. But this is a good sign as the days of working on an assembly line have been replaced by working on network servers and the blueprints of tomorrow’s workforce demands a more educated population.
New Hampshire Senator, Jeanne Shaheen, is tackling this issue by creating new programs in Congress to promote education and workforce development focused on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. To help focus children and young adults towards STEM related majors and occupations Shaheen recently sponsored a bill that would award grants to schools that send students to robotic competitions as well as other competitions that help promote STEM.
The Senator announced this new program alongside the Workforce Caucus at Nashua Community College. According toSen. Shaheen, workforce caucus will help bring attention to the importance of STEM which will help improve the United States’ global competitiveness.
We are happy to see critical support from D.C. RobotsLAB supports the Senate's STEM Education and Workforce Caucus and Senator Jeanne Shaheen who leads this important effort. We look forward to seeing the fruits of this collective effort towards tomorrow’s workforce.