Local technology companies, concerned by a growing pool of jobs and an inadequate number of qualified employees, have increasingly focused on initiatives to improve what they call STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, the Washington Post reports. The focus is partly out of necessity. Many companies, such as defense contractors who need employees with security clearances, simply can’t find enough people to fill their jobs. Many are beginning to broaden their approach from a focus on university programs and newly minted graduates…

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