In order to keep propelling America into the 21st century, different companies are beginning to seek out students who have a deep knowledge of STEM subjects. You may ask yourself, is STEM really that much of an influencer in the job market?

BP is one of the leading technology producers in this country. From building the world’s largest supercomputer for research to becoming the first company certified to operate unmanned aerial vehicles over American soil, BP is constantly on the verge of “cutting edge”.

In order to become the Innovation Pioneers that they are today, BP depends on the most intelligent people who have strong roots in STEM. A staggering two-thirds of BP’s US-based employees hold STEM-related roles within the organization.

BP realizes just how crucial STEM is to the job market that over the past three years they have invested $60 million into programs that encourage students to become more involved in STEM-related subjects.

By doing this, BP is offering America’s next generation of workers a head start at pursuing a career path that will help change the world for the better. It all starts with the students and materials they are exposed to at a young age.

STEM-related activities are training the next generation of workers like never before. Students in second grade are learning how to code. Fifth graders are learning how to assemble technology components, and high school students are constructing robotics projects that are showcasing progressive innovation.

With this new age of builders and makers, there is no limit to America’s future. Right now, the average elementary school student is better equipped to excel in today’s digital world.

Look at what the American workforce has been able to accomplish with the skills taught in the 60’s and 70’s. Can you imagine what the world will be like 20 years from now? It all starts with STEM.