Bright Outlook

I ran across this document today and even though it is from 2015, it is worth a look! “Occupations with Bright Outlooks in Tennessee’s Job Markets.”

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development provided this document. Of note is the STEM-designated jobs. Quickly access them by clicking links in the table of contents!

While searching out engineering companies near my town of Johnson City, TN, so that I could find a female engineer to “job shadow” for a day, I discovered that Eastman Chemical Company isn’t the only “big” company to host engineering jobs in the tri-cities area. Check out Moog, Inc., and Aerojet Rocketdyne. I’m excited about these companies because my son is graduating from Drexel University this June as an engineer. He is looking at Huntsville, AL, for a job, but I just let him know what’s available near me! I’d love to have him and his family live nearby!!

Melinda Gates with Good News

On Facebook today, Melinda Gates said:

The University of Washington is right across the lake from our home, and even closer to our hearts. It’s where Bill’s parents met—and where a much-younger Bill would sneak into computer labs to “borrow” some time with their computers before he founded Microsoft.
That’s why we’re so excited to see the opening of the university’s new computer science building—which will double UW’s annual enrollment capacity for computer science.
Already, UW’s share of women in computing is nearly twice the national average. Our hope is that this addition will only continue to expand the school’s incredible opportunities in technology for more young women and people of color.
I can’t wait to see what these students do.

Melinda Gates, Facebook, March 4, 2019

I’m a big fan of Mrs. Gates because she champions women and people of color in STEM.