Strategic Plan for STEM in Florida

The jobs of today, and increasingly tomorrow require STEM proficiency. STEMflorida is working with partners to advance a strategic plan aimed at prioritizing STEM in America's third largest state.

STEM is Important

There are several reasons why STEM is important.

Innovation-led economic development demands STEM proficiency among the workforce and talent pipeline. Companies looking to grow and locate in Florida seek workers and leaders who can think critically, solve problems, and have the skills and competencies cultivated through STEM. 

In education and workforce systems, STEM connects relevancy to abstract concepts: it can promote understanding of why problem-solving skills matter, and link career awareness so that students and learners have a clear understanding of pathways to self-sufficiency and jobs with challenge and promise.