From the PTA Blog:
Careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will increase over the next few decades, so it’s understandable that many parents are looking for ways to spark their child’s interest in STEM.
And it’s not hard to get them interested! STEM naturally excite kids because they are innately fascinated with building things, taking them apart and then putting them back together to see how they work. STEM-related activities encourage discovery and open up imaginations!
Affordable, after-school programs and camps in Robotics, Engineering, Coding and Math help kids build a love of STEM at an early age. These school programs and camps benefit students when they enter the workforce, because those children who go on to work in STEM fields earn an average of 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts, according to the federal government. It’s also notable that the top 14-highest paying bachelor degrees were all in engineering.