Kforce Kids' STEM Fair makes meaningful impact on local families through interactive experiences
Weston, FL – February 13, 2020 - On Sunday, February 9, the Weston YMCA Family Center flooded with families for the Kforce Kids' STEM Fair where local businesses and universities engaged over 150 young learners in a diverse spectrum of activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Activities led by 15 community partners taught kids in kindergarten through eighth grade about STEM through robot racing, an animal encounter, Lego building, candy atoms and much more.
The fair included the following Community Partners:
- Bright & Smart
- City of Weston
- Code Ninjas
- Deering Estate
- Florida International University
- Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida
- ISACA South Florida Chapter
- Miami Dade College
- Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
- STEM for Kids
- The SilverLogic
- Ultimate Software
- Young Engineers
In addition to hands-on activities, STEM experts served as role models to the kids, inspiring them to learn more about jobs available in STEM fields.
“It was so fun seeing the kids’ eyes light up with each of the activities and learning about different STEM fields. It’s important to show kids at a young age that STEM jobs are available to them so that passion can grow into a future career,” said Thais Lage, Ground Support Equipment Engineer and a STEM expert at the fair.
An estimated 65% of kids entering elementary school will end up working in jobs that don’t exist today and they will need a foundation in STEM education to succeed. Kforce, a staffing services and solutions firm, specializes in hiring for jobs in technology and finance & accounting. The company’s focus on this ever-changing industry provides their clients with great results through strategic partnership.
"At Kforce, we want to empower people through knowledge sharing,” said Kforce Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Thomas. He continued, "By educating our youth about STEM job opportunities, we can provide young innovators the tools and opportunities they will need to succeed later in life."
Kforce (Nasdaq: KFRC) is a professional staffing services and solutions firm that specializes in the areas of Technology and Finance & Accounting. Each year, our network of over 50 offices and two national recruiting centers provides opportunities for 30,000 highly skilled professionals who work with over 4,000 clients, including 70% of the Fortune 100.
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