Re Michael Vasquez’s article. More STEM graduates may not equal more jobs: I’m a fellow engineer at a major international engineering and manufacturing company, have lived the majority of my life in Florida and have interviewed new engineers for my company.
Many of the engineers that we hire from American colleges are foreigners on temporary visas. I also see too few American engineers coming out of our colleges.
I welcome the new approach of reducing tuition for STEM majors that Gov. Rick Scott is considering. I applaud this new thinking because there are very good jobs going to foreigners in this country and being sent overseas because there aren’t enough American engineering graduates.
We must change our educational system to supply graduates that are needed now and in the future.
Then we will not continue to export these very good jobs.
Bill Curtin, Fort Mill, SC