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Washington, DC, United States, 2016/04/28 - STEMconnector® Event Brings Together 200 Participants to Share Best Practices for Advancing STEM Talent - GlobalSummit.STEMConnector.org / Cengage.com.
Senior executives from Cengage Learning today joined the nation’s top business and higher education leaders for the 2016 Global STEM Talent Summit hosted by STEMconnector®. The event focused on the growing need for skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math and the role of business in supporting the pipeline of STEM talent.
Representing Cengage at the event were Chief Technology Officer George Moore, Chief People Officer and General Counsel Ken Carson, and Chief Communications Officer Sandi Kirshner. Moore participated in a panel,“Career-Focused Experiential Learning: An Unlock for STEM 2.0” and discussed how technology can empower students to master STEM-specific skills. In addition, panelists discussed the importance of inspiring young people in STEM careers and how to make more opportunities accessible to learners in those fields. Moore noted that Cengage Learning currently is recruiting for 150 positions, many of them in engineering and technology.
“Employment opportunities in STEM are expected to increase steadily in the coming years including at Cengage Learning. Today’s students need access to high quality education and training to be competitive and workforce-ready,” said Moore. “At Cengage Learning, we are meeting this need by building products and services that help students develop the critical thinking and trade-specific skills necessary for success in STEM careers.”
With more than 200 participants from 25 companies, the Global STEM Talent Summit (globalsummit.stemconnector.org) convened perspectives across industries to share best practices for supporting the advancement of STEM talent.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning (cengage.com) is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional, library and workforce development markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. Cengage Learning employees reside in nearly 40 different countries with company sales in more than 125 countries around the world.
STEMconnector® is a consortium of companies, associations, societies, policy organizations, government entities, universities and academic institutions concerned with STEM education and the future of human capital. With several products and services, STEMconnector® is both a resource and a service, designed to link “all things STEM.” STEMconnector’s network includes organizations at the global, national, state and local levels. STEMconnector® focuses on the STEM workforce and jobs, with a particular emphasis on diversity and women. Our work spans the entire pipeline (Kindergarten to Jobs) and how STEM education experiences translate into careers.