By 2021, 740,000 jobs are expected to open in Washington state.
Sounds encouraging, except for the fact that only 40% of Washington’s high school graduates go on to earn a college degree, apprenticeship, or other credential by the time they reach 26. For the Eastern region of the state, specifically, that number drops to 36%.
It is EWU’s responsibility to educate and prepare students to help meet the coming industry needs–including healthcare, engineering, and the computer sciences.
More information on STEM job forecasting in Eastern Washington can be found HERE.