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Why do we need more students to study STEM subjects?

Education has many benefits, but one of its main aims is to prepare children and young people to become employable adults with skills that will benefit them and society. By the time students leave school, they should have developed skills, knowledge and behaviours to contribute successfully in the workplace. To develop new ways of living sustainable lives within the planet's resources, we need a workforce that can think creatively about scientific and technological issues. However, over the last 20 years, young people have shown less and less interest in studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at schools, colleges and universities.

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