Why are STEAM skills so important to our students and communities in
Northern Kentucky and greater Cincinnati?
Hamilton County businesses were recently surveyed by HCDC (Hamilton County Development Co.). The survey was published on July 27th, 2015, and the results are in. Business is booming, with more than half of companies planning to hire, but 37% of them are struggling to find the skilled workers they need. The first "high need" skill mentioned was advanced manufacturing! Walk into any manufacturing company in tri-state, look around and you'll be standing in a makerspace. Area companies need employees who can utilize today's technology to solve problems in unique ways. They need makers. Read the story at http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/07/27/local-companies-hiring-need-skilled-workers/30753863/.
Who's taking action?
College of Innovation - This Lexington school of innovation is AMAZING. Dr. Ron Chi and his staff are changing the world one student at a time. Big shout out to Jason in their MakerSpace!
Velocity Indiana - These folks are doing some amazing things with coding, game design and making. They've gone mobile!