Grants Look To Train Teachers in STEM Fields

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is looking to recruit teachers trained in the STEM fields.

The organization is now accepting applications for grant funds made available to help train educators in the subjects. The grants were made available by the Indiana General Assembly in 2013 as a way to gain qualified workers to teach science, technology, engineering, and math.

Projections from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development indicate that STEM careers will comprise 12.1-percent of all jobs in the Hoosier State by 2020. That’s a growth rate of 21-percent over the next five years.

Governor Mike Pence commented that encouraging future educators to pursue STEM teaching is a positive step toward ensuring education works for all.

To be eligible for grant funds, organizations must present programs that allow those receiving the training to become licensed or certified in the field.