The five-year plan aims to consolidate a diverse workforce with an emphasis on fields of engineering, science, technology, and mathematics to ensure a greater amount of scientific discoveries and technological advances.
On December 4, the administration of the president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced a five-year plan to bring STEM education to all its citizens, to position itself as a global leader in innovation and create more jobs.
The White House statement declares that the purpose of this initiative is to consolidate a diverse workforce with an emphasis on fields of engineering, science, technology, and math to ensure a more significant amount of scientific discoveries and technological advances in the future of the US.
This project will promote the learning of the STEM disciplines from the preschool levels to postgraduate courses, alternative paths of education and in all work environments.
Under the name Charting a Course for Success: America's strategy for STEM Education, this plan has four action paths: develop partnerships between educational institutions, employers and communities; involve and encourage students to become interested in STEM disciplines; develop digital literacy to solve problems and use technological tools in a better way; and exercise these educational programs with transparency.
This plan will be based, to a greater extent, on work-based learning programs, such as apprenticeship-based learning, to better prepare students for job challenges.
It should be noted that, like most of President Trump's statements, a spirit of competition characterizes this plan. As an example, the US president affirms that this initiative will assure that the economy and the defense capabilities of the United States will keep on being "the envy of the world."