The purpose of this blog is to explore Louisiana's strategy and capacity for advancing STEM education, careers, and workforce for all. Louisiana has its own array of STEM assets, strengths and approaches in place - thus this site is designed to discover these strategies and activities. Not just a PK12 issue - all stakeholders, higher education, workforce development, economic development, business & industry, are welcome to participate. Hopefully the site will pose and answer questions that will ultimately help guide and focus diverse partners in this effort.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Baton Rouge Area Strategic Industry Sectors and STEM


For great insight into targeted and emerging industry sectors, I recommend you take a look at the recent Baton Rouge Business Report's quick summary of a November 2011 study conducted by BRAC.

The summary called "Picking Targets: A BRAC commissioned report identifies strategic sectors for the Capital Region" can be found here.


This study is exciting in identifies potential and emerging industry sectors for our region. Very exciting!  

What would be even more exciting would be the thought that the talent for these innovative workplaces is developed right here in our own backyard!  Important next steps for BRAC, along with existing and emerging industries, would be to support the development of a PK-16 STEM, workforce-aligned education strategy that provides early inspiration, encourages post-secondary commitment, and ultimately lands them a dream career.