In order to remain competitive in the ever-evolving STEM industries in Florida, we need to prepare our students and remove challenges and obstacles from the classroom to the workplace.  What are we doing in Tampa Bay, Central Florida and throughout the state to ensure our students are ready to enter and thrive in the competitive fields of STEM?  We discuss local programs and initiatives that are preparing our future generations to enter the competitive fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Guest list ncludes: Doug Wagner (Executive Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education), Jill St. Thomas (School District of Manatee County) Scott Brooks (Co-Executive Director, Tampa Bay Tech),  Kathleen Schofield (Executive Director, STEM2 HUB).