Promoting OceanSTEM and Blue Economy Workforce Development

Session ID#: 11246

Session Description:
As the BlueTech/Blue Economy grows, how will we cultivate a workforce to support the sector?

To tackle these needs effectively, partnerships between the research, business, military and education communities are needed to provide skills development opportunities. To be inclusive, these opportunities must also encourage transnational, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.

During this session, we will explore several topics:

  • clarifying the definition of a STEM capable workforce
  • new, innovative and dynamic education and training pathways
  • the voice of the employers
  • the role of K-12 education
  • developments in university education and their impact on STEM workforce readiness
Primary Contact:  Liesl A Hotaling, Eidos Education/Marine Technology Society, Highlands, NJ, United States
Presenters:  Bradley Moran, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, Carlie Wiener, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo alto, CA, United States, Deidre E Sullivan, Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, CA, United States and Drew Trent, Oceaneering, Houston, TX, United States
  • ED - Education and Outreach
  • P - Policy
  • O - Other

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