Governor Rick Snyder challenged area businesses to help get students excited about math and science.
Snyder spoke at SVSU during the STEM Excellence Business and Education Summit Friday morning.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
The governor said it's critical to bridge the gap between the "business" world of science and education in the classroom.
He says strong internships and mentoring programs are vital.
He also encourages adults to help young people find the connection between something meaningful in their lives and how it relates to science.
"We're actually concerned about having enough people in these fields these are outstanding career opportunities. These are great jobs that will help bolster the Michigan economy. And lets fill them with wonderful young people with getting them the right skill sets and opportunity," said Snyder.
The Governor applauds programs like Robotics in the schools.