Technology hubs throughout the West Coast are in the lead nationwide with job opportunities in the STEM industry. With an 8.2 percent increase in LA between 2014 and 2018, this makes it the city that has encountered the fastest growth in this industry.
STEM preparation is starting young in California, and in some places is focusing on women. A new mobile STEM center has been rolled out by the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) in an attempt to involve those Girl Scouts living in urban and rural areas who are not able to get to Sacramento and Modesto STEM centers. GSHCC is available to 17,500 members and over 9,000 volunteers in 18 Northern Californian counties. The idea is, according to manager of the STEM initiative Girl Scouts, Beth Peters, to “serve all the girls in our 18 counties.”