Investing in STEM education is a national imperative. Improving STEM education in the U.S. will help the country build a highly skilled and technically proficient workforce that can compete for - and excel in - the careers that fuel innovation and help solve some of our biggest challenges. At Chevron, we see this need firsthand where much of the work supporting the success of the company involves research and projects of great scale and technical complexity.
We support STEM initiatives where students can put the engineering design process into practice and teach students real-world expertise such as how to identify problems, build prototypes, and test solutions to develop critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communication, and leadership skills.
The ability to identify a problem and then research and test a variety of solutions is a skill that all students need to succeed in a world full of technology. Whether or not a student is a future engineer, understanding and being able to apply the engineering design process is important. At Chevron, engineering design is the process used by our engineers in the field to analyze problems and build solutions. It is core to almost every part of our business.
We partner with education organizations, government officials, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders to increase access to, and the quality of, education and career and technical training. To that end, we work with our partners to take a holistic approach to supporting education by: