Workforce / Career Education

Workforce & Career Education

One hallmark of the ITEST program is its commitment to developing a strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce.  This includes helping youth, particularly those from populations currently underrepresented in STEM, learn about and pursue STEM and STEM-related careers.  

ITEST projects are informed by career education theory and engage students in experiences that: (1) increase student awareness of STEM and related careers; (2) motivate students to pursue the education necessary to participate in those careers; and/or (3) provide students with technology-rich experiences that develop their knowledge of related content and skills (including critical thinking skills) needed for entering the STEM workforce.   Below are selected resources to help you learn more about workforce development in STEM education.