A new study presented today at the depot shows Wyoming could face a significant gap in skilled workers in several areas. Martha Brooks, Western State Director for America's Edge, a national business leaders organization talked to the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce today about "STEM" jobs which are made up of science, technology, engineering and math.
Brooks says much of Wyoming's future job growth will be found in these positions, but Wyoming high school graduates aren't ready to fill them. She said according to the group's study, only 18 percent of grads in the state met college readiness benchmarks in core academic areas. That's why the group is encouraging policy makers to expand on career development programs to better prepare high school students for the work force.
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