SIM Outreach/STEM initiatives
SIM is in the process of broadening its STEM Outreach efforts, which is our attempt to get more young people into the IT Pipeline. We are helping our 34 Chapters share information about outreach activities and resources so they can learn from and collaborate with one another to solve the problem of the looming IT Skills Shortage.
In April at the SIM Chapter Leadership Summit in Denver, we discussed how this skills shortage developed, what we are currently doing about it (for example, SIM Chapters collectively donated more than $160,000 in computing-related scholarship money in 2012.) We also discussed ways to ramp up to do even more.
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