STEM Careers Coalition Partner Spotlight: P&G and ASME

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With a focus on equity of access, the STEM Careers Coalition connects industry leaders to activate the power of STEM in support of building a pipeline of innovative problem-solvers to join the STEM workforce of tomorrow. Current coalition members–API, ASME, Boeing, Chevron, P&G, and Microsoft–represent a diverse range of industry sectors spanning energy, technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and consumer package goods. Procter & Gamble (P&G), the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the global leader in career enrichment and skills development across engineering disciplines, are the latest industry leaders to join Discovery Education’s STEM Careers Coalition.

About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Charmin®, Downy®,  Head & Shoulders®, Olay®, Pampers®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Trina Betts, STEM Equality and Inclusion Leader at P&G said, “At P&G, our business and our trusted brands Tide, Always, and Pampers are driven by innovation from product and packaging, across the supply chain and in media, advertising and selling. We rely on a diverse and highly skilled STEM workforce to drive technology-based innovation that powers our brands and grows our business. We are proud to join the STEM Careers Coalition with Discovery Education and the other partners in this critical work to bring diverse minds to STEM as we believe that everyone can contribute to their fullest potential when provided equitable access to the necessary resources. And that’s precisely what the Coalition is doing: inspiring and enabling people to achieve their dreams.”

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. Thomas Costabile, Executive Director/CEO at ASME said, “As we continue facing the realities of a global pandemic, there’s never been a more important time to shine a spotlight on how STEM-focused careers can help us overcome today’s greatest challenges. We are proud to amplify the role engineering plays in changing the world for the better and look forward to working with Discovery Education, API, Boeing, Chevron, Microsoft, P&G, and other industry leaders to inspire and empower today’s students.”

In addition to the Coalition’s national work, members also catalyze and engage in regional approaches to workforce development and further support STEM exploration by underwriting critical academic and career content available through Discovery Education Experience and STEM Connect.

Supported by Discovery Education, the STEM Careers Coalition unites the business community in achieving the shared goal of accelerating the growth of the STEM pipeline and preparing 10 million students for the future of work. By providing access to dynamic digital content and real-world experiences that engage students in STEM careers, Coalition members are committed to connecting students nationwide to the resources they need to develop the 21st Century skills critical for college and career success.

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