On Thursday, July 27, the STEM Education Coalition submitted comments to the National Science Foundation in response to the request for information to inform the development of an investment roadmap for its Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP.
The comments center on how the new directorate, established by the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, can organize programs and investments around a comprehensive strategy to support education and workforce development efforts in critical advanced technology fields.
“TIP programs need to be structured with the overarching purpose of collaboration and facilitating partnerships that put use-inspired research into action directly with industry, ensuring that federal dollars are spent not only to meet today’s talent needs, but also to build pipelines for securing the talent for the future. TIP programs should also meet employers and the communities they serve where they are at, structuring programs that promote community-driven, human-centered strategies and equitably generate workforce opportunities for workers of every educational level based on an employer’s current and future needs,” the letter reads.
View the full letter below.