Area companies need to employ a robust workforce of local Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals but often find there simply aren’t enough qualified candidates, nor is there an adequate number of students pursuing STEM education and careers in our community. Since hiring foreign nationals is an expensive and complex process, developing a qualified domestic workforce is a high priority.
By partnering with the KC STEM Alliance, industry leaders can focus their support, collaborate with other community partners, and help increase the number of high school and college students pursuing STEM careers in our own community. Developing these future STEM professionals will help local companies better compete nationally and internationally and minimize the challenges faced with hiring outside of the United States.
The KC STEM Alliance serves as a liaison – facilitating communications and support between industry partners, local schools and affiliate organizations to leverage the strength of all partners.
Benefits of partnering with the KC STEM Alliance: