ST. LOUIS, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Advanced Technological Education Television (ATETV), an award-winning Web video series sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation, returns with 40 new videos just in time for the 2011/2012 school year. ATETV.ORG is afreeWeb video series featuring up to the minute information connecting high-school students with high-tech education and employment opportunities. The series debuted in 2009 and has been critically acclaimed for its efforts at showcasing real jobs in actual high-tech fields, and the educational paths to them.
New in 2011, the series will look at career opportunities in Biotechnology, Environmental Technology (Water, Wind, Solar), Laser Manufacturing, and Mechatronics just to name a few. ATETV cameras will take viewers inside the classroom and onto the job site to hear from high-tech workers themselves. "This year, we'll focus a bit more on 'bridge' programs—higher education programs that students can take advantage of while still in high school," said Anthony Manupelli, Executive Producer, ATETV. "It's imperative we reach these kids early, because the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workers of the future will drive this country's innovation by generating new ideas and new industries."
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, over the past 10 years, growth in STEM jobs was three times as fast as growth in non-STEM jobs. STEM workers are also less likely to experience joblessness than their non-STEM counterparts. And perhaps more importantly, STEM occupations are projected to grow by 17.0 percent by 2018, compared to 9.8 percent growth for non-STEM occupations, creating a huge demand for these workers.
The ATETV video series earned 3 Telly Awards in 2010. The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest film and video productions, and groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films.
The latest round of videos kicks off Monday September 12, with a new episode posted every Monday. This is a completely free resource with no obligation to register. Just go to ATETV.ORG.
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