Texas EcosySTEM

According to labor projections, Texas is expected to have the second-highest percentage of the nation’s future STEM job opportunities. To ensure our students are prepared for this future workforce, The Texas Education Agency is seeking to establish the Texas EcosySTEM – a collaborative effort which unites various stakeholders to work towards the common goal of increasing access for young people to STEM-rich learning environments so that they are engaged and have mastered the necessary skills for success in STEM careers. The Texas EcosySTEM will create a statewide STEM steering committee as well as regional STEM hubs with representation from formal and informal K-12 educators, Workforce Development Boards, Chambers of Commerce, business and industry professionals, regional Education Service Centers, postsecondary institutions, non-profits, and other relevant stakeholders to better align P-20 learning pathways and prepare students for the changing needs of higher education and the workforce. These STEM hubs are aligned with other current initiatives of the agency such as the creation of a Work-Based Learning statewide framework and the Texas Regional Pathways Network, as it seeks to engage cross-sector stakeholder engagement and collective planning to create more aligned pathways and ensure students in Texas are prepared for postsecondary success.

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