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In the changing world of today and the future, opportunity is the language of success. Yet people often don’t recognize the opportunities associated with a strong grounding in SMT.  For example, they may believe that technology education is for technicians-to-be who won’t go to college, while high-level science and math are just for the top students who will. What is more, such divisions have often been drawn along ethnic and socio-economic lines. The time has come to revise this approach. In our rapidly-changing economy, all students need to be equipped with the skills and confidence to adapt to new jobs and seek the higher education they will need. Projections show that before long the economy will require many more SMT professionals than will be available, and that virtually all jobs will require an understanding of SMT concepts.  These projections clarify the fact that SMT education equals opportunity for students, and the bottom line is that all students need a strong background science, math, and technology, no matter what they plan to do after graduating.

  • What opportunities are associated with SMT education?
  • Science career opportunities
  • Mathematics career opportunities
  • Technology career opportunities
  • How should SMT education fit into vocational training?
  • How have other districts addressed the relationship between SMT and vocational education?

What opportunities are associated with SMT education (especially with respect to vocational training)?

Science career opportunities

Mathematics career opportunities

Technology career opportunities

How should SMT education fit into vocational training?

How have other districts addressed the relationship between SMT and vocational education?




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