Monday, March 15, 2010
I encourage you to read this blog titled "Getting Religion about Science". it shows how leaders of the Aerospace Industries Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chemistry Council and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association are concerned about the future supply of workers for US science, math, engineering and technology careers - STEM careers.
If you read some of my blog articles about Public Health, you'll see that workforce concerns are broader than STEM careers.
According to Brian Wingfield, who wrote the Forbes blog, "The coalition is still in its early stages--it doesn’t even have a Web site yet, it has no immediate plans to lobby Congress directly, and it doesn’t have a common budget."
That means if we can get the attention of these leaders, they might use the T/MC web sites as a resource for building and sustaining their strategies.
I have been trying to connect with business leaders like these for many years, but I've not found the right "elevator speech" to get them to spend time in my web site, or to delegate surrogates to spend time, so they'd see what we're offering and begin to integrate us into their strategic planning.
Thus, if you're reading this, I hope you'll pass it on to leaders who are thinking "out of the box" on ways to connect with kids and influence their choices of careers.