News Release

June 27, 2016

New Research Project Links Job Opportunities in STEM Fields with Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CNA Education will lead STEMwire, a new project to build a stronger research base for CTE programs

ARLINGTON, Va. – CNA, a nonprofit research and analysis organization, is conducting research designed to help youth and adults, including service members and veterans, connect to promising careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). CNA Education, a division of CNA, launched a website featuring a new initiative titled STEMwire.

Currently many high-demand STEM jobs remain unfilled. And according to a 2015 report published by the U.S. Department of Education, 1.8 million Americans ages 16–24 are neither employed nor in school. CNA Education is providing research and technical assistance to support the development of CTE programs that prepare individuals for STEM jobs. CNA Education will also examine how current CTE programs can be enhanced to ensure that students are equipped for promising STEM careers.

The STEMwire website will:

  • Compile the latest reports generated from current research.
  • Highlight updates on project progress.
  • Feature partner initiatives.

Visit the STEMwire website at to learn more about upcoming events and reports.

Liza Cordeiro, CNA Education Senior Marketing Advisor
202-650-4456 or

CNA is a nonprofit research and analysis organization dedicated to developing actionable solutions to complex problems of national importance. With nearly 700 scientists, analysts and professional staff, CNA takes a real-world approach to gathering data. Its one-of-a-kind field program places analysts on carriers and military bases, in squad rooms and classrooms, and working side-by-side with a wide array of government decision-makers around the world. In addition to defense-related matters for the U.S. Department of the Navy, CNA’s research portfolio includes criminal justice, homeland security, energy security, water resources, enterprise systems and data analysis, and education.

Note to writers and editors: CNA is not an acronym and is correctly referenced as "CNA, a research organization in Arlington, VA."


Elizabeth Cutler
Sr Communications Specialist

John Stimpson
Communications Associate