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Regional economics will only THRIVE
when we are actively developing the workforce.
Prairie STEM advances K-12 human capital development through our version of
STEAM in education, professional development and industry partners.
Alex Lund wrote “Soft skills are vital to the success and employability of students after they graduate. In fact, the top four skills employers are looking for are oral and written communication, listening, problem solving and integrity.”
While our schools continue to provide a quality education to most students, the world in which students will live and work is changing and advancing at an even faster rate than improvements in our schools. The world’s children are improving by the day. Business Insider “Currently the US ranks 35th in Math, 24th in Reading, and 25th in Science”.
Liz Rowan “A recent Accenture study revealed one in three employers say they are looking for entrepreneurial experience, underscoring the need for youth who are equipped to recognize opportunity, take initiative, and innovate in the face of challenges.”
Simon Stapleton “Being articulate could possibly be the most important business skill you can develop. In my twenty year career, I have observed the resulting contrast between the careers of those ‘who can’, and those ‘who can’t’
Rachael Kessler “Young people who have the opportunity to discover what has meaning for them and who feel they are going somewhere in life can be more easily engaged in learning and persisting through obstacles and setbacks.”
Education through Innovation
Create. Connect. Contribute.
A do-it-yourself ethos is creating an entrepreneurial approach for youth saturated in the gig economy of learning and living. This maker mindset becomes a do-it-ourselves ethos as digital and physical spaces bring us together in new ways. Prairie STEM bolsters this gig economy generation with expert level teachers, feedback, access, and resources.
From social platforms to global work teams to online gig networks, digital highways have boosted our ability to collaborate. The result is rapid growth of knowledge resources and responses to solving problems. These platforms will rapidly increase the marketplace access to develop and attract their future workforce. The flip side is a more informed and dynamic chooser of life journey by each child.
PRAIRIE STEM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
What our team has done to reach our communities.
Artificial Intelligence and automation is replacing layers of human labor. Machines are rewriting the rules for how we work, learn, and even manage our households. What they can never rewrite is the master of STEAM as Prairie STEM has defined it. A regional economy’s youth that master the later will control the former.