Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME,) the global leader in career enrichment and skills development across engineering disciplines, are the latest industry leaders to join Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition.
With a focus on equity of access, the Coalition connects industry leaders to activate the power of STEM in support of building a pipeline of innovative problem-solvers to join the STEM workforce of tomorrow. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.
Current coalition members–API, ASME, Boeing, Chevron, P&G, and Microsoft–represent a diverse range of industry sectors spanning energy, technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer package goods. Supported by Discovery Education, the STEM Careers Coalition unites the business community in achieving the shared goal of accelerating the growth of the STEM pipeline and preparing 10 million students for the future of work. By providing access to dynamic digital content and real-world experiences that engage students in STEM careers, Coalition members are committed to connecting students nationwide to the resources they need to develop the 21st Century skills critical for college and career success.
“As we continue facing the realities of a global pandemic, there’s never been a more important time to shine a spotlight on how STEM-focused careers can help us overcome today’s greatest challenges,” said Thomas Costabile, Executive Director/CEO at ASME. “We are proud to amplify the role engineering plays in changing the world for the better and look forward to working with Discovery Education, API, Boeing, Chevron, Microsoft, P&G, and other industry leaders to inspire and empower today’s students.”
“At P&G, our business and our trusted brands Tide, Always, and Pampers are driven by innovation from product and packaging, across the supply chain and in media, advertising and selling. We rely on a diverse and highly skilled STEM workforce to drive technology-based innovation that powers our brands and grows our business,” said Trina Betts, STEM Equality and Inclusion Leader at P&G. “We are proud to join the STEM Careers Coalition with Discovery Education and the other partners in this critical work to bring diverse minds to STEM as we believe that everyone can contribute to their fullest potential when provided equitable access to the necessary resources. And that’s precisely what the Coalition is doing: inspiring and enabling people to achieve their dreams.”
In addition to the Coalition’s national work, members also catalyze and engage in regional approaches to workforce development and further support STEM exploration by underwriting critical academic and career content available through Discovery Education Experience and STEM Connect.
“We’re thrilled to welcome P&G and ASME to our growing network of business and community leaders aligned to our shared goal of student achievement,” said Marla Wilson, Executive Director of the STEM Careers Coalition. “These organizations will play a critical role in continuing the Coalition’s work to leverage the power of digital content to close the access gap and ensure zip codes do not determine destiny.”
Learn more about STEM Careers Coalition at STEMCareersCoalition.org.