STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers)
“Iowa companies must be able to hire enough skilled workers so they can grow and innovate, and more Iowans deserve to have the skills needed for rewarding careers. Through STEM BEST, educators and business leaders work together with students to strengthen Iowa’s talent pipeline and close the skills gap. STEM BEST is one of many programs that promise to help reach our Future Ready Iowa goal of 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce having education or training beyond high school by 2025.”
- Governor Kim Reynolds, co-chair of the STEM Council
Since 2014, The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has awarded seventy-six (76) STEM BEST programs with an opportunity to grow a series of community collaborations involving school+business partnerships. The goal of the STEM BEST program is to encourage education and industry to work together to design curriculum and projects to better prepare students for STEM careers in their communities. Check out opens in a new windowSTEM BEST for more information.