Featured Youth, Family, & Communities Impacts

Workforce readiness is critical to the lifelong earning potential of individuals and, ultimately, to the overall strength of our nation. A Georgetown University study estimates that as many as 55 mil- lion jobs may go un lled in 2020 because there are not enough quali ed workers with adequate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematical (STEAM) skills. Through community part- nerships and programs, land-grant universities are helping children prepare for careers.