Six local schools will be splitting a $3 million federal grant to start high-tech science, engineering and math programs intended to increase student interest in these fields.
Despite the recession, these fields remain in high demand and are high-paying. But American employers struggle to fill positions for engineers and skilled tradesman with U.S. workers. Simply put, students are shying away from the schooling required, according to a recent report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
That holds true in the Clark County School District, Superintendent Dwight Jones said.