SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Industries with STEM careers are leading recent economic growth in Massachusetts.

According to the state, one in five workers in Massachusetts work in the STEM field. As more employers are looking for STEM trained employees, we may see that number increase.

“The demand from employers outpaces the amount of students we can recruit into these fields.” John Cook, President of STCC

One in five manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts is a STEM job…while one in seven management jobs are in the STEM field. You don’t need to go to a four year college to work in the STEM field. At Springfield Technical Community College they offer a growing number of hands-on programs in the STEM field.

“We want to particularly work with students of color quite frankly and we know there are not nearly enough women…

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