The Maine STEM Council is pleased to invite you to our annual meeting Monday, July 18, at the Maine Technology Institute at Brunswick Landing. Our focus this year is on STEM jobs and the path to them from secondary and post-secondary schools. We will engage in discussions with leaders from the STEM Council, Maine STEM businesses, the Maine Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Research, the Maine College Access Network, student services staff and guidance counselors from CTE centers and high schools, and recent high school graduates and early college students.
As a result of a bill submitted by Governor Paul LePage and following unanimous support of the Maine state legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, both Houses of the Legislature established the Maine STEM Council in June of 2011.
The membership of this Council includes representatives of public and private agencies and organizations.
The major duty assigned to the Council is the development of “strategies for enhancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education from prekindergarten through postsecondary education” (LD 1540). The Council is creating a “roadmap,” a dynamic plan that is based on policy and practice research in education and labor that will “recommend strategic directions for consideration by policymakers as they identify future investments in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” (LD 1540). The first version is now available here. In addition, the Council is developing initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in school and out of school.