Nov 22, 2021

Governor Lee’s Future Workforce Initiative Impacts Nearly 400,000 Tennessee Students & 2,000+ Educators

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Nashville, TN - Today, the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN) released the 2020-21 Tennessee’s Future Workforce Initiative Impact Report, highlighting the significant impact career and technical education, computer science, and STEM has made on students and educators across the state.  

In 2019, Governor Bill Lee announced the Future Workforce Initiative to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) training in K-12 schools. The initiative aims to put Tennessee in the top 25 states for creating technology jobs through launching new Career and Technical Education (CTE), Computer Science (CS), and STEM-focused programs in public schools. In 2020-21, this initiative impacted 393,483 students and 2,271 teachers reaching 86% of Tennessee counties.