Spotlight on Science Learning: A benchmark of Canadian talent - ANR
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STORY SUMMARY: A report released today by Amgen Canada and Let's Talk
Science reveals that creating a large pool of science-based talent is
crucial to keeping Canada competitive and Canadians employed. The
report reveals that while Canadian students perform well in national
and international tests, there is a huge drop-off in the uptake of
science and math courses once they are no longer compulsory, usually
after grade 10, and the proportion of students studying these courses
in colleges and universities remains flat. Given our needs as a nation
- from filling employment shortages, being more innovative, and growing
as a knowledge economy - more needs to be done to attract and retain
students in science programs from high school right through to
post-secondary if we are to fill the jobs of the future.
TORONTO. 14s—29s. This is a report that looks at key indicators of STEM
learning. Karen Burke is Director of Regulatory Affairs at Amgen Canada
and President of the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
(… in terms of Size) (CNW Group)
TAG: The study aims to better our understanding of the current state of
science learning in Canada, highlight the need to support that
learning, and promote a public discussion on this critical issue.
TORONTO. 45s—57s. It turns out kids are dropping science throughout the
system and in fact by the time they leave high school the majority do
not have the prerequisites for university, college or apprenticeship
programs related to science. Bonnie Schmidt is President of Let's Talk
("…related to science.") (CNW Group)
Tag: A background in science, technology, engineering and math is
essential for many jobs that will be in high demand in the coming
decades, from health care to skilled trades.
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