AAAS S&T Policy Forum To Explore American Workforce Challenges
The United States has remained at the forefront of science for decades, but the strategies that helped it in the past may soon be insufficient, according to a leading specialist on education and employment who will participate in the 30th annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy this week.
Anthony P. Carnevale, a senior fellow at the National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, said the United States will face a shortage of science and technology workers as baby boomers retire. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics also has projected a general shortage in the number of workers in America with bachelor's degrees and advanced degrees, said Carnevale, a speaker at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) event.
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