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STEM Skills Challenge- 10 Challenges to Build Skills Employers Value

By March 7th, 2024No Comments

STEM skills are highly valued by employers due to their critical role in driving innovation, economic growth, and maintaining global competitiveness. While STEM subjects are essential, there is also a growing recognition of the value of non-STEM skills in the workforce.

In a recent Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, research revealed that soft skills- or power skills- are in demand an highly correlated with higher income.  These soft skills are defined as a set of skills that are transferrable to any industry.  Included on this list are strategic thinking, presentation skills, innovation, and even skills like curiosity, motivation and resilience.

Employers increasingly seek candidates with a combination of technical expertise and soft skills and the integration of STEM and non-STEM skills is seen as vital for addressing complex challenges and driving sustainable solutions. And the demand for this skillset just keeps growing.

So how can you prepare your students for this unique workforce that combines and connects STEM and soft skills together?

Involving your students in design challenges in your classroom can help them develop these needed skills at an earlier age.

The STEM Skills Challenges Bundle Pack harnesses the power of STEM challenges and focuses on these essential power skills that our students need to be effective in the STEM workforce.

With these skills, students will no doubt land themselves at the top of the list when going out into the workforce!  This Bundle Pack includes 10 design challenges that focus on teamwork as well as other elements like design briefs and interactive STEM notebook pages.

Here are the design challenges included:

Build a Better Boat
Crazy Catapults
Gumdrop Bridges
Newspaper Table
Paperclip Airplanes
Plastic Cup Pyramid
Save Fred
Smooth Sailing
Souper Structures
Spacesuit Spuds

Get the STEM Skills Challenge Bundle Pack with all 10 Design Challenges!

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