Engineers Week Kahoot!; tips from a recruiter;  School district prepares students for tomorrow’s careers
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Explore Engineering Careers for Engineers Week

Happy Engineers Week! In celebration of the vital role engineers play in creating solutions to global challenges, we released a live, self-paced Kahoot!, Exploring Engineering Careers. Test your knowledge of the vast world of engineering including the five main branches of engineering and subfields for each branch. Visit the FIRST® Kahoot! page for more interactive career exploration content.   

Play “Exploring Engineering Careers” from FIRST on Kahoot! >> 

Inspired Youth, Inspired You: Team KRASH

FIRST teams are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) ambassadors in their communities. FIRST® Tech Challenge team “KRASH” is making sure everyone in their Michigan community has the chance to learn STEM through “STEM Box,” a centrally located community box that houses free STEM kits for kids and raises awareness for FIRST programs. “I’ve learned lots of skills in FIRST that will help build our community and create a better world,” said KRASH team member Bella. 

Read more about how the FIRST Tech Challenge team’s STEM Box project is spreading learning >> 

Career Journey Tips from a Recruiter

FIRST equips students and alumni with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully transition from the early process of learning STEM concepts to readiness for meaningful career positions. On the FIRST Community blog, executive recruiter Ilene Rein shares why FIRST involvement is just what employers are looking for and how to market that FIRST experience to recruiters. 

Read and watch “How To Turn Your FIRST Experience into Your STEM Dream Job” >> 

In the News: “Preparing for Tomorrow’s Careers with Robotics”

In Florida’s Volusia County Schools, 40 district schools have FIRST teams through a model program being used to help students build skills they can apply to their futures. “Jobs in the 21st century are about critical thinking,” Amy Monahan, the district’s Prek-12 STEM specialist, told The Beacon. “They’re about creativity. They’re about working in teams. They’re about being positive in that environment, but also being very creative.” 

Read more about how students, teachers, administrators and parents are learning and growing with Volusia County School’s FIRST program in The Beacon >>
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