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Some members of Gov. McCrory’s education cabinet met today to consider ways to boost student success in STEM educational programs in high school and beyond.

Community College System President Dr. Scott Ralls led the discussion, which was attended by members of the education cabinet’s working group that focuses on talent and workforce development.

North Carolina’s STEM Education Strategy explains that the state is moving rapidly from a low-skill, low-wage economy to a high-skill, knowledge-based, technology, and innovation economy, and these changes demand an adaptable workforce.

STEM-related jobs are growing faster than any other kind of job, according to the STEM Education Strategy, and STEM jobs pay 64 percent more than other kinds of jobs in North Carolina. Read More