WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll was in Westborough on Monday to chair a meeting of the STEM Advisory Council.

It took place at the Mass Tech Collaborative, an organization which drives competitiveness in the technology and innovation economy.

Its CEO said they do this through strategic investments, partnerships, leveraging talent and workforce across a variety of tech areas.

Monday's meeting featured a discussion about how students can help meet the needs of the industry when they graduate high school.

“There's over 5,000 manufactures in the state and the beauty of intertwining education with industry is that, and that's what we're talking about here today, is having students go into companies and experiencing firsthand the careers that are available,” said CEO Carolyn Kirk.

The STEM Advisory Council's main goal is to expand access to high-quality STEM education for students across the Commonwealth.