42% of Canadians aged 20-29 are underemployed and living with their parents.
Millions of jobs that existed for previous generations have been lost to automation, downsizing and globalization.
To succeed in today’s knowledge economy, our youth need STEM skills: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
77% of post-university jobs are STEM-related.
Only 5 of 18 compulsory high school credits are STEM-based (Ontario).
Fewer than 20% of students take critical Grade 12 Math and Science courses required for STEM-based degrees.
Over half of university students are enrolled in Social/Arts programs, feeding only 1/3 of the job market.