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Growing STEM Talent, Developing STEM Teachers

In an effort to strengthen the future of the energy sector, ExxonMobil supports organizations that work to increase the number of well-qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers. The company also supports increased access to high-quality, STEM education for high school students.

Preparing Students for Success

Education is a fundamental building block for individual opportunity and economic growth. STEM skills are critical to ensuring today’s students are prepared for the jobs of the 21st century.


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The Challenge

Energy is a high-tech industry, which means math and science are at the core of everything ExxonMobil does. As a company employing more than 70,000 employees – including nearly 20,000 scientists and engineers – ExxonMobil’s future depends on a diverse, highly skilled STEM workforce. These scientists and engineers, and their innovative ideas, help the company address the world’s energy challenges.

In the past decade, employment in STEM occupations has been 20% higher than in non-STEM occupations, and that trend is projected to continue. However, teachers need additional training to prepare students for tomorrow’s STEM jobs.

The Solution

ExxonMobil supports organizations that provide student access to high-quality, rigorous programs and teachers with content expertise in STEM, like the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) College Readiness Program. The company provides funding for programs that demonstrate real improvements in educational outcomes and emphasize STEM programming through key strategic initiatives, ensuring more women and diverse learners enter the field.

Like nearly every business, ExxonMobil depends on a skilled workforce to thrive.

America’s future growth – and innovations to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – hinges on today’s students excelling in tomorrow’s workforce. As an energy company that relies upon technology, they know firsthand the value in having a workforce proficient in STEM.

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