As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.
Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.
According to a 2013 College Board report, full-time workers with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $21,000 more annually than those who have no education beyond high school.
With their rigorous curricula, highly trained teachers and multiple resources, these schools produce better results than traditional high schools in graduating students with STEM skills.
While a bachelor’s degree was once considered adequate in many fields, the social sciences and psychology field is proving post-secondary education is critical to success.
Eddie Lou, co-founder/CEO of Shiftgig and co-founder of One Goal, has used his educational background to achieve a successful career and help thousands of job-seekers land employment, and low income high school students graduate from college.
Billy Dec, CEO and founder of Rockit Ranch Productions in Chicago, offers some insight into increased career opportunities for those with a diverse educational background.
Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
Today’s students have more reasons than ever to care about engineering.
Since Race to the Top was launched, schools across the country have adopted new, rigorous education standards, implemented stringent teacher evaluation systems and are developing data collection systems to better inform instruction.
More than three million job openings in the U.S. go unfilled for months, according to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Darren Fox, owner of Idea Marketing Group, discusses the importance of continuing education and on-the-job experience in the field of technology.
Andrew Fox, chief administrative law judge and criminal justice professor at Rooselvelt and Kaplan Universities, is proof that formal education can help open new career opportunities in the field.
Carlitta Tucker-Powell, Case Manager and Special Education Teacher for Chicago Public Schools, offers some insight into what it takes to succeed in the special education field.
A common misconception about the nursing field is that career opportunities are limited in scope. Chicago professional, Lori Fox-Ward, shows how you can use your nursing degree to move beyond the clinical setting.
Insurance isn’t just about car and home policies, especially when it comes to job opportunities. With everything from sales positions to analysts, insurance companies provide a number of viable career options to choose from.
In a first-of-its-kind study, the Brookings Institute analyzed millions of advertisements for job vacancies and compared the length of time jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and non-STEM related jobs remained open.
American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.
Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.