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Aug 09

Investing in the Future STEM Workforce

It’s not every day you find a community investment program that: Encourages STEM education and the development of 21st-century work/life skills Enriches the lives of underrepresented and underserved students in … Read More

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Jul 25

How FIRST® LEGO® League Develops Crucial Soft Skills in Early Childhood

Soft skills–the less obvious social skills such as communication, self-control, leadership, critical thinking, and creativity–have received lots of attention in recent years. As noted in a report by Forbes, employers across … Read More

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Jul 13

Introducing the FIRST in STEM Podcast

Introducing FIRST in STEM. A podcast created by FIRST in Texas to share the stories behind student-led K-12 robotics teams, coaches, mentors, volunteers, workforce partners and FIRST leadership in the … Read More

A group of FIT students utilizing soft skills to solve problems.
Jul 02

Discovering Soft Skills and Their Increasing Importance in the Workplace

Imagine that you’re a hiring manager looking for someone to fill a computer programming position. You have two final candidates. One has a strong resume including evidence of superior programming … Read More