McKinstry CEO Dean Allen has a compelling opinion piece in today’s Olympian, detailing the need for improved STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in Washington state and making the case for legislation during the legislature’s upcoming special session. STEM is critical to our state’s current and future economy. As the Roundtable’s recent skills gap report, Great Jobs Within Our Reach, detailed – this spring there were 25,000 jobs in Washington state that had been unfilled because employers lacked qualified candidates. The vast majority were in STEM disciplines. Check out Dean’s commentary.