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Cultivating an interest in STEM-related fields has a positive lifestyle impact on students. Involvement with FIRST® exposes students to an environment where they learn skills to improve their chances of pursuing a college education and securing a high-paying job for a successful future. It also helps steer students clear of negative activities that may prevent them from reaching their full potential. Having qualified engineering mentors as positive role models allows students to master the skills required for success in the workplace.
Under the mentorship of local engineering professionals and returning alumni volunteers, student team members learn problem-solving, critical thinking, and technical skills in a collaborative work environment. These extremely motivated students work in sub-teams of Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineering. Skills are acquired in public speaking, communications, business writing, marketing, networking, leadership, and problem solving, which makes the students more attractive candidates for careers in STEM fields.
Most of FIRST® Team 79 Krunch team members continue onto college with over 90% pursuing a STEM career. Local businesses also benefit from this program as they are able to hire employees who already have the necessary skills, experience, and education needed to perform their jobs successfully.
FIRST® Team 79 Krunch is more than just a group of students, mentors, and volunteers who meet to build a robot; we are a family that strives to take care of its community while working on common goals as an award-winning team. Contact us today to learn more.