Robots on the rise!

There are an estimated 1.5 million robots in operation, with the number expected to increase approximately 350% by 2025. The projected growth shows the importance of teaching STEM skills, particularly robotics, to be successful in labor markets in the coming year.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jobs with drones are taking off!

An estimated 140,000 new jobs will be created by 2025 with direct use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones. This increase in law enforcement and military, shipping and delivery, geographic mapping, weather tracking, and more! Introducing students to drones sparks an interest in an important tool for many parts of the global economy that will continue to expand in the future.

-Unmanned Safety Institute

STEM jobs growing at a faster rate!

Since 2007, STEM occupations have grown 24.5% as compared to 4% growth in non-STEM occupations. This growth is expected to continue with STEM jobs growing almost 1.5x more than non-STEM from 2014 to 2024.

-Economics & Statistics Administration, US Dept. of Commerce

Engineering skills for the future!

Jobs in architectural and mechanical engineering industries are expected to grow 8% by 2024 due to rapidly expanding use of automation and software. Exposing students to engineering skills through hands-on lessons provides a future interest in related careers.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Teach today in preparation for tomorrow!

Examination of student learning demonstrates that when allowed opportunities to explore content, students learn additional skills such as creativity, problem solving, and other critical skills that can enhance learning and preparation for the real world.

A growing need for qualified STEM workers!

The number of qualified STEM workers continues to grow. Overall in 2013, job postings in STEM occupations outnumbered unemployed individuals 2 to 1 whereas unemployed individuals outnumbered non-STEM job postings 4 to 1.