Background

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! As technology has and always will be an vital part of the working world nevertheless, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are no longer just “good skills” to have; they are widely “great skills” to have as part of the Current Era of education.

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! Workforce projections for 2014 by the U.S. Department of Labor show that 15 of the 20 fastest growing occupations require significant science or mathematics training to successfully compete in a knowledge based economy. For example: statistics showed, professional information technology (IT) jobs will increase 24% between 2012 and 2016. The national crisis of US is no longer a ‘Quiet Problem’, it is still a major issue and potentially damaging to the economic and successive future of the US.

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! Maryland ranks second in the nation in professional and technical workers as a percentage of the workforce, and has over 220,000 workers employed in professional, scientific, and technical service industries. The state’s STEM-related industries account for millions of dollars in economic investment, illustrating the need for future STEM qualified individuals.

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! KEETs offers fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students from various colleges and universities in the state of Maryland in STEM disciplines. KEETs seeks partnerships with the Baltimore City Public School System, and Baltimore County Public School Systems, Anne Arundel County Public School Systems, Prince George’s County Public School System and Americorps.

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! TEO and staff members collaborate to train college and university students in STEM related curriculums and place these students in after-school program positions as instructors and mentors, seeking to both indurate foundational STEM education and foster better communication of STEM by young researchers.

KEETs hopes to be a part of the solution! The after-school students, who largely come from underresourced communities, not only receive exposure to new and engaging curriculums, but also learn from young innovators; who, while working to inspire a new generation of innovators also serve as positive mentors and role models.

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