How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

FIRST is a non-profit organization that uses robotics to encourage science and technology learning in kids. The program allows kids to work cooperatively in a competitive environment, all while building, enhancing, and testing their robots. The teams involve people specialized in hardware, software, mechanical engineering, and marketing. In this current day it is inefficient to hire based solely on experience. With the rapid changes in technology, it is equally important to find people who can learn. This prevents companies from having to replace staff every few years.

Key Takeaways:

  • The amount of money that is being thrown around for these jobs is unlike no other field.
  • The children who are blessed to have a mind for this stuff are so ahead of the game right now.
  • The sector is completely changing as everyone is in a race and trying to get as modern as possible.

“For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions featuring come-from-behind victories and breathless spectators clamoring for TV coverage.”

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