Study: Workers with STEM skills needed in Marcellus/Utica region

A new study by the RAND Corporation says the continuing development of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, plus the expected retirements of oil and natural gas tradesmen, will drive a need for workers with skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into the next decade. TribLive says the study finds that a steady supply of STEM workers is needed to offset predicted shortages in skilled labor for the energy and advanced manufacturing industries. In addition, the RAND report says the Appalachia Partnership Initiative formed in 2014 is making progress toward improving STEM education in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. For more, read the full TribLive story.

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