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ERIC Number: ED511664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
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Future Workforce Strategy
US Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science is among the world's premier supporters of basic research. The Office of Science enables the U.S. to maintain its competitive edge by funding science that can transform its energy future, supports its national security and seeks to understand the fundamentals of matter and energy itself. To do this the Department of Energy, and the Nation as a whole, need extraordinary scientific and technical talent on a scale to match the competitor countries. However, the Nation's ability to create sufficient talent has eroded. The National Academy of Sciences' "Rising Above the Gathering Storm" report confirms the vital role that a highly skilled technical workforce plays in an innovation economy such as the United States', but warns that the U.S. has not done enough to prepare the next generation of technical workers for careers in the new global economy. The Office of Science is prepared to help address this challenge. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students of all ages--from kindergarten to mid-career scientists--have participated in the educational and workforce development programs sponsored at laboratories. These students could become the core of the Nation's future technical workforce. However, a coherent, overarching strategy is necessary to maximize the efficiency and impact of programs. The strategic plan presented in this document provides this overarching strategy. Four primary strategic areas have emerged from the planning process. Each area focuses on a different part of workforce development: educators, students, workers, and the building of program capacity. Individual sections contain footnotes. [This paper was created by the DOE's Office of Science.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States