A new study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development confirms that the United States is facing a skills gap when compared with the labor force of other countries. Our literacy and problem solving skills ranked average, at best, and only two countries of the 22 studied performed worse than the U.S. when it came to math skills.
Couple this skills gap with the “digital divide” in which women make up just 25 percent of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs, and it’s clear that now is the time to help women obtain the skills they need to enter these careers.
As U.S. companies struggle to fill jobs in the technology sector, Mom Corps wants to provide the education and resources our candidates need to help fill this gap. We’ve applied for a Chase Small Business grant to help us do just that, but we need your help to be considered. Please take 30 seconds to vote for us so that we can make it in front of the judging panel.
As we look to develop such a program, we want to hear from you. What skills would help you pursue your desired career?