STEM courses prepare students for high-skills, high-wage, high-demand careers. STEM nurtures students to become creative problem-solvers, innovators, and inventors; analytical thinkers; and strong communicators.
Arkansas participates in the national initiative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) designed to provide high school students hands-on curriculum and practical applications in science, technology, engineering, and math. Gateway to Technology is the PLTW middle school program.
In January 2012, Governor Mike Beebe and the Workforce Cabinet announced the expansion of the STEM Works program into 15 school districts and one technical center. To read the news release, click here.