Alone on an Island: A Unique Opportunity to Build STEM Capacity
Never has being the most isolated land mass in the world afforded us such a great opportunity.
Up until now the conversation has focused on K-12 or Higher Ed outcomes, when really we should be talking about K-Retirement. More than 80% of Hawaii's students that go on to college stay in Hawaii. An even larger percentage of those that graduate from college stay in Hawaii to work. Even with this glaring opportunity we have been slow to connect the dots that could help build a sustainable, responsible and cutting edge 21st century workforce.
So how do we do this? What do we envision a "21st Century citizen" to look like? Should our vision in the islands be different than some of the other visions that have been offered up? What resources are available to drive us forward? What are the missing pieces? How do we fill the gaps? How do we push the envelope?
Let's start building a road map together.