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There remains a shortage of workers in the manufacturing industry with science, tech, engineering, and math skills. Pete Fehrenbach reports that high school graduates with STEM backgrounds are now in higher demand in the job market than college graduates without STEM skills. Attacking STEM At Its Roots By: Pete Fehrenbach The shortage of workers with STEM skills, an issue that has dogged U.S. manufacturers on and off for decades, has come roaring back into play as the economy has rebounded from the Great Recession. In fact, this shortage has grown so pronounced that, by one prominent measuring stick, high school graduates with STEM backgrounds are now in higher demand in the job market than college graduates who dont have STEM skills. That counterintuitive flip-flop is a key finding of a new Brookings Institution report, Still Searching: Job Vacancies and STEM Skills. The report notes that STEM job openings requiring only a high school diploma or associate degree take an average