Have you ever reached to shake hands with someone for them to only stare at their feet or miss your hand completely? What about an encounter with someone that feels more like an interview than a conversation? At KidsTek, we are working towards educating students to be confident, motivated, and forward-thinking.
Richard Liner, KidsTek Executive Director, and KidsTek Program Specialist Kristina Calvert recently attended Colorado Technology Association’s Sip & Connect networking event at Redline Gallery in Denver. The event hosted hundreds of Colorado’s most brilliant and successful individuals in the technology sector. Kristina came from the event with a lot of great stories to share with our students. And she also had the opportunity to share how important networking skills will be in their future careers.
Most school courses teach facts and practical skills—techniques for working out a math problem or facts about history, for example. KidsTek sees the importance of incorporating “soft skills” into our curriculum. In addition to the practical computer skills taught in our classes, we also teach problem solving, building relationships, self-confidence, and public speaking.
Our goal is to reach the “whole” student, and provide “real-world” skills to prepare them for the future.