Program looks to boost number of women, minority STEM workers

03/6/2014 | Crain's Detroit Business

Women and minorities tend to be largely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers, but a new program coming to Detroit will attempt to change that. Step IT Up America is planning to train 1,000 African-American female students in 10 cities and help them find jobs in STEM industries. "We realize that the talent gap won't fill overnight, but a program like this can get us there faster," said Michelle Welsh, managing director of marketing and communications for TechTown Detroit.

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