OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), announces today that it has been designated a 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employer by Victory Media, the leader in connecting young professionals with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media and resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Oshkosh Corporation is ranked number nine on the list of 139 companies which received the award, as well as number one in the Defense Industry.
The 2016 STEM JobsSM Approved Employers survey rates companies on their ability and responsiveness to hiring and developing STEM-skilled job candidates, creating STEM career paths, and in connecting with higher education institutions that offer STEM programs. The Top 5 Industry Awards, introduced in the fall of 2015, recognize organizations providing the best job opportunities in the STEM fields profiled in STEM JobsSM magazine.
Companies participating in the survey were scored on publicly available data and responses to proprietary questions around four key indicators that demonstrate the extent to which a company works to: 1) Provide opportunities for employees to explore STEM careers; 2) Promote partnerships with colleges that foster STEM literacy and that connect classrooms to careers; 3) Actively engage in efforts promoting the importance of pursuing STEM literacy and how that connects to the positions for which they hire; and 4) Promote STEM programs and career paths that actively attract and engage under-represented student populations.
“We are honored to be named as one of the 2016 STEM Jobs SM Approved Employers. This award highlights Oshkosh’s commitment to promoting STEM to young people. Oshkosh is dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to be exposed to STEM to help position them for their future careers,” said Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer.
“Our STEM JobsSM awards help employers, colleges, and K12 schools better understand the kinds of efforts that are critical to promoting highly effective, efficient STEM programs, plus how well their programs are helping students understand the value of STEM and the immense career opportunities that exist,” said Glen Zollman, Vice President of STEM Jobs. “We’re pleased to showcase organizations like Oshkosh Corporation that are leading the way in providing long-term STEM careers.”
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
About STEM JobsSM:
The STEM JobsSM Approved Employers survey measures how effectively companies create and fill high-demand, high-paying STEM jobs, and how well they assist employees in achieving their career aspirations in STEM fields. Ratings are based on a complimentary and rigorous quantitative assessment that measures organizations on criteria created by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board. A complete description of our methodology, advisory board and services is available at www.stemjobs.com.
STEM JobsSM media, career tools and curriculum are designed to engage students, along with their parents, teachers and guidance counselors, as they make education and career planning decisions. Using student-written articles, fun graphics and relatable content, STEM JobsSM helps students discover how to “do what they love” in a STEM-inspired career. For more information, visit www.stemjobs.com.
About Victory Media:
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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