Jobs of the Future Require STEM Skills

National Academy of Engineering president calls for improving science and math education and awareness

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Teaching the right skills to aspiring scientists and engineers is important, but arming all students with STEM know-how is critical for the jobs of the future, says Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A mechanical engineer by training, Vest led MIT during the launch of its OpenCourseWare initiative, has been a director of DuPont and IBM, and has served as a member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the Clinton and Bush administrations. In this video, Vest speaks with U.S. News & World Report Editor and Chief Content Officer Brian Kelly about why STEM matters for all kids and what educators, politicians, business leaders, the media and many other stakeholders can do to improve it.

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