The KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners and affiliates that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math careers to generate a robust force of related professionals for our community.

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Industry

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:

  • Increasing the number of students pursuing STEM careers in our own community guarantees a highly-educated and innovative STEM workforce in the future.
  • Investing in STEM programs improves the overall education level in the Kansas City region, an important quality of life indicator.
  • Creating stronger schools and building a robust pipeline of STEM workers attracts companies and leads to long-term economic development in the region.
  • Encouraging employees to volunteer and mentor students builds morale and publicly demonstrates commitment to community development.


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The participation of area STEM industry in STEM education is vital to Kansas City. Click here to download a PDF on the importance and benefits of industry participation