Do gender disparities impact high school graduate preparedness?

A nationwide study of aptitude and interest-based career recommendations showed that based on interest alone, 0% of female high school juniors and seniors were encouraged to consider engineering and technology careers. When aptitude-based measurements were used the number increased to 44%.1 This signals the importance to work collectively to reduce gaps and expose students to more career pathways.

Recently, we asked more than 500 recently graduated students how prepared they felt they were for careers beyond high school.

  1. Career Insights: Women, STEM, and the Talent Shortage, YouScience, March 2022, https://resources.youscience.com/hubfs/Career-Insights-Women-STEM-Talent-Shortage.pdf