More than a buzzword, its learning and careers for the 21st century. S.T.E.A.M. curriculum and careers integrate ART (humanities, language, arts, music, drama, new media, other) into STEM (science, technology, engineering and match) curriculum and careers.
Maddie Leon’s S.T.E.A.M. focus is eco-fashion. She joins with other environmentally concerned individuals, entrepreneurs and corporations producing refashioned, upcycled, and sustainable fashion for teens, adults, and fashion runways. Click hear to learn more about eco-fashion.
Jojo Kofi Afram’s interest is on food preparation, sustainable agriculture, and food security and Victor LeClair has a flair for capturing action in the street with his camera. Download The Adventures of Maddie Leon to learn more about Maddie and her friends S.T.E.A.M. pursuits.
What’s your S.T.E.A.M. interest?
If you’re looking to find a career path –
1. Consider your current interests.
What is it you enjoy?
How can you turn your interest into your first job, first career, or long term ambition?
What knowledge, skills and, or competencies (kscs) do you need to development?
Did you know persons who feel most fulfilled in their career are doing something related to what they loved to do when they were young. Sadly, most people unhappy in their career choice are in a job they choose because they thought it would fulfill their financial or prestige needs.
2. Explore and develop your career interests beyond the traditional classroom.
Increasingly there are great opportunities to learn through adventures like Maddie, Jojo and Victor experience or online through video streaming channels and online classrooms as well as mentorship or apprenticeship.
Keep track of your KSCs as you acquire them. Download TaLedi’s Career Journaling template to record your learnings, experiences, and discoveries. You can refer to this along your career journey to be sure you are building towards a future that continues to excite and inspire you.
Always ensure anyone you follow online or in person is a trusted person. If unsure, check with a trusted adult like your parent, grandparent, teacher, or other person you know is trustworthy.