- Associated Press - Thursday, February 6, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Gov. Maggie Hassan says the state must continue to improve education in science, technology, engineering and math - the so-called STEM subjects - to meet the needs of high-tech companies.

In her State of the State address on Wednesday, Hassan announced the creation of a STEM Education Task Force to make recommendations for updating the curriculum in New Hampshire’s schools.

She says technology companies like Next Step Bionics and Prosthetics in Manchester need a specially trained workforce. Preparing New Hampshire students to fill those jobs, she says, can help keep young people in the state instead of leaving for jobs elsewhere.

She also says the Department of Resources and Economic Development will work to put manufacturing companies together with classes at local schools.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide