Workforce

A CSET report shares insights on community college-level artificial intelligence workforce training and where further investment is needed.

Funding from the CHIPS and Science Act is expected to build new semiconductor manufacturing plants, but to staff new fabs, Research Analyst Will Hunt estimates a need for more than 3,000 high-tech workers.

The Biden administration hopes to turn the U.S. into a hub for microchip manufacturing with help from Intel, but to reshore chip manufacturing, the U.S. needs to attract foreign talent. According to a CSET study, the chip industry would only need around 3,500 foreign-born workers to effectively staff new U.S.-based factories.

Why States Need an AI Education Agenda – Now!

Council on Foreign Relations
| July 28, 2022

In an opinion piece for the Council on Foreign Relations, Research Fellow Diana Gehlhaus discussed why the United States needs to make AI education a priority.

U.S. High School Cybersecurity Competitions

Kayla Goode Ali Crawford Christopher Back
| July 2022

In the current cyber-threat environment, a well-educated workforce is critical to U.S. national security. Today, however, nearly six hundred thousand cybersecurity positions remain unfilled across the public and private sectors. This report explores high school cybersecurity competitions as a potential avenue for increasing the domestic cyber talent pipeline. The authors examine the competitions, their reach, and their impact on students’ educational and professional development.

In an interview with Inside Higher Ed, Research Analyst Jack Corrigan explains how university AI faculty staffing is unable to keep pace with student demand.

In his opinion piece in The Hill, Research Analyst Luke Koslosky discusses the role of community colleges in training the next generation of the U.S. AI workforce.

A CSET study finds that U.S. universities do not have enough teachers to meant the growing demand for an AI education.

AI Faculty Shortages

Remco Zwetsloot Jack Corrigan
| July 2022

Universities are the engines that power the AI talent pipeline, but mounting evidence suggests that U.S. computer science departments do not have enough faculty to meet growing student interest. This paper explores the potential mismatch between supply and demand in AI education, discusses possible causes and consequences, and offers recommendations for increasing teaching capacity at U.S. universities.

In an opinion piece for The Hill, Research Analyst Will Hunt and CSET Alum Remco Zwetsloot argue that funding from the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and the America COMPETE Act isn't the only resource needed to bolster U.S. supply chains. The U.S. is in need of STEM talent to compete.