The Entertainment Industries Council has partnered with science and entertainment organizations in their effort to expand the number of college graduates in the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics to 400,000 by the year 2020.

In a statement announcing the partnership, which has been dubbed the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education Coalition, Bryan Dyak, president and CEO of EIC, discussed the entertainment’s reliance on these fields, saying the industry would “barely exist without them.”

Among the organizations joining with EIC are Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors; National Association of Broadcasters; National Cable and Telecommunications Association; U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Business Roundtable; and Aerospace Industries Assn.