Canada needs to do more to attract, retain students in science programs

June 5, 2012

More needs to be done to attract and retain students in science programs from secondary school right through to PSE if Canada is to fill the jobs of the future, states a new report from Amgen Canada and Let's Talk Science. The report identifies 11 benchmarks that must be tracked in order to properly monitor Canadian progress in STEM learning. The key indicators include youth attitudes, student performance, participation in optional secondary school courses, enrolment in and graduation from PSE programs at all levels, apprenticeships, labour forecasts, and employment shortages. Among the report's recommendations is to assess the factors that affect the capacity of PSE institutions to support and maintain STEM studies. Amgen Canada News Release | Report