We have often heard that the world is fast-changing, so is the job market. There has been a constant push on the schools and universities to educate young talents to fit into this fast-paced world.
Suppose emerging technologies like 3D printing, Augmented Reality, Robotics and IoT are the future jobs for GenZ. Setting students up for future success means holistically exposing young minds to these disciplines to develop critical thinking skills.
The STEAM framework teaches students how to think critically, problem-solve and use creativity. It prepares students to work in fields that are poised for growth.
A report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth in STEM and STEAM-related occupations of 8% between now and 2029, compared to 3.4% for non-STEM occupations. It also lists median annual wages of $86,980 for STEM/STEAM jobs, compared to $39,810 for all occupations.
Even for students who don’t choose a career in one of the STEAM fields, the skills students gain from a STEAM education can be translated into almost any career.
Maker’s Asylum is India’s first community Open Makerspace in Goa that allows collaborative ideation & making. We believe that the future of learning is evolving, and alternative learning avenues will be significant in customizing people’s learning journeys. We bring interdisciplinary interventions across Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) to foster a culture of innovation, exploration, and lifelong learning.
One such program developed by Maker’s Asylum is Innovation School, the foundation of which is STEAM education. Innovation School, a program built on the pillars of Design Thinking, Rapid prototyping, and Frugal Innovation for students 13+ years of age, encourages bold, creative, and out-of-box thinking while learning core technical skills. It helps learners develop leadership skills, Critical Thinking, Communication, Strategic Thinking, Team Building, and Problem-Solving. Skills like these are essential for developing solutions for real-life problems and staying relevant to the ever-changing requirements of the current innovation sector.