The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the National Council on Disability (NCD) announced the third online dialogue in their three-part series, “Encouraging People with Disabilities to Pursue Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).”
The purpose of this online dialogue is to gather insight, ideas and recommendations on how to take the necessary steps to ensure job opportunities in the STEM fields are open to everyone, including people with disabilities, and that individuals with disabilities are able to secure and succeed in those positions.
Participants are encouraged to contribute their ideas on how to increase the number of people with disabilities pursuing STEM careers, as well as suggestions on how to provide better support to ensure successful employment outcomes in these growing fields. The virtual event begins July 28 and will run through August 8.
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Many people wonder what STEM is…I can tell you in part what it is NOT. It is NOT a cure-all for a difficult labor market and there is NOT a shortage of STEM workers. That is a myth and those who have a vested interest in glutting the market with workers are the one’s beating the shortage drums. If you do not have a natural talent for STEM – don’t go there. The job market for many of these fields is actually terrible.