Goal to train 100,000 teachers in STEM no longer lofty

There has been a concerted effort across the U.S. to train young students in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), which are crucial in preparing them for success and the jobs of the future.

But companies like Chevron, which provides millions of dollars annually into STEM education programs – from installing interactive STEM Zones at professional stadiums to driving a Mobile Fab Lab to elementary school campuses and community fairs — isn’t just focusing on kids, but also teachers.

As part of a broader STEM strategy, Chevron supports a program called 100Kin10, which aims to train 100,000 STEM teachers in 10 years – a goal set by President Obama that was once thought impossible. However, under Harvard law graduate Talia Milgrom-Elcott, the program has raised more than $100 million and trained 40,000 STEM teachers in the last five years, according to a report in Inc.com.

Milgrom-Elcott has achieved this by creating a deep network that connects education professionals and organizations that once operated as “islands unto themselves,” Inc.com reported.

“Today, 100Kin10 has become a massive platform for collaboration that connects and empowers nearly 300 partner organizations,” according to the article. “What started out as a simple idea, is now becoming a full-fledged movement.”

To learn more about the program, visit 100Kin10.

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