STEM workforce needed for future, Technology Association of Georgia says

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

While it’s no secret that Augusta’s high-tech market is booming, whether the local workforce will be ready to fill the plethora of job openings in coming years is less certain.

The Technology Association of Georgia predicts that by 2018, more than 210,000 jobs in science, technology engineering and math-related fields will open in the state.

TAG President and CEO Tino Mantella said he’s worried a STEM staffing crisis is looming, citing an aging work population nearing retirement, H-1B work visa restrictions and a lack of interest from young students in STEM fields.

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