Students may be turned off from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and maths because they have a negative image of those jobs, and because they may be unaware of the employability and salaries associated with many STEM fields, says Michael Bloom, vice president of organisational effectiveness and learning for the Conference Board of Canada. "A rational person would be picking these areas to work in, because you're more likely to be employed and to be in good money. So what's going on?" Bloom said.
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