Students get hands-on experience solving problems and learning skills directly applicable to the workplace. The projects provide an opportunity for students to get a start to finish perspective of solving problems relevant to their school and/or community, gaining a sense of accomplishment when they can see the impact of their work.
By pairing STEM professionals with student teams to work on a project, students learn how to think, generate ideas, collaborate and present their ideas. They also apply social emotional concepts, become conscious of their choices, and take responsibility for their actions – all skills that employers desire.
There are three types of Real World Projects:
In partnership with a small team of corporate volunteers and Lumity staff, teachers implement a challenge for students to solve in small teams over a series of several weeks. Corporate volunteers support the teachers in implementing the challenge and interact with students to help them hone their problem-solving and teamwork skills. Each challenge is integrated into school curriculum, helping students connect the dots between school and careers.