The resources for students to learn about careers in STEM are slim. NATS (National Air Traffic Control Services) held a session specifically designed for teachers and counselors to improve their knowledge of STEM. The main idea is to get teachers and counselors educated about STEM so they are able to pass the message to students. If counselors don’t know what careers and opportunities are available in the field, then they are not the best people to give advice on the subject. To get more students to pursue a career in STEM education is a great first step. At least in this case teachers and counselors will have a foundation of knowledge on STEM to draw from. The event is a great example of what should be widespread across high schools. Counselors and educators job is to help students to make great decisions. In the grand scheme of things, students are still young making major decisions when choosing a careers path and improving the approach can help them put their best foot forward.
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