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About TAG Education CollaborativeSun, 12/13/2009 - 12:33pm — admin
By 2018, there will be 218,000 Georgia job openings in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them. TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) is designed to increase awareness of the importance of STEM education for the future economic well being of Georgia.
Mission Statement: TAG-Ed’s mission is to strengthen Georgia’s future workforce by providing students with relevant, hands on STEM learning opportunities by uniting Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) resources with leading education initiatives.
Through key partnerships with education organizations and technology businesses, TAG-Ed aims to:
- Support middle and high school students in generating a high level of enthusiasm for STEM-oriented curriculum.
- Create opportunities among low-income, underserved youth to unleash their talents and pursue STEM education.
- Facilitate public/private partnerships between Georgia’s K-12 education system and technology business community.
- Connecting students to reputable STEM programs to encourage lifelong STEM learning.
Background: Formerly The TAG Foundation, The TAG Education Collaborative is a 501c3 non-profit organization which was formed by the Technology Association of Georgia in 1999. In 2009, the organization’s name was changed to The TAG Education Collaborative to facilitate a rebranding that would enable it to be a catalyst for Georgia’s K-12 education system to become a leaders and innovator for STEM related education.
Feed / Foster / Accelerate Strategy:
Feed – Engage Georgia students, teachers, parents and administrators with information about technology careers and the importance of STEM Education.
Foster – Forge partnerships with existing STEM organizations that steer interested students to a wide variety of STEM programs and opportunities. Begin to introduce the opportunities for technology careers available to students with strong STEM skills.
Accelerate – Provide advanced learning opportunities for high school students interested in STEM careers through key programs that provide the critical connection between the classroom and their career.