Jun 11, 2013

    Not all Stem jobs need BSc


    ONLY half of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) jobs require a bachelor's degree, said a Brookings Institution report.

    "One of the implications is that public-policy makers should respect the role of community colleges and sub-bachelor's training more than they do now," said Brookings associate fellow Jonathan Rothwell.

    He authored the report after determining that so-called Stem-job definitions overlook many non-professional occupations that require specific skills. Such jobs account for 20 per cent of all positions in the United States, far more than the 4 per cent to 5 per cent of jobs previously estimated, a release with the report stated.