John Engler is the president of Business Roundtable and a former governor of Michigan.

A close look at American unemployment statistics reveals a contradiction: Even with unemployment at historically high levels, large numbers of jobs are going unfilled. Many of these jobs have one thing in common–the need for an educational background in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Increasingly, one of our richest sources of employment and economic growth will be jobs that require skills in these areas, collectively known as (Click here to continue reading this article…..)