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FDTC RUSH Hosts Coker Students in Tech Symposium

The Florence-Darlington Technical College RUSH Program hosted Coker University students during the Technology Symposium on November 9 in the 5000 Building. Throughout the event, Coker University students had the opportunity to learn and practice soft skills through the world of technology.

“The purpose of the RUSH Technology Symposium was to introduce students to the world of technology with a focus on interpersonal skills,” said RUSH Counselor, Brittany Salley. “Students attended simulated job fairs and practiced effective communication through virtual escape rooms. The objective of the event was to allow students the opportunity to access skills that will make them more marketable within the workforce community.”

The RUSH Program had its technology on full display. Students relied on teamwork and communication to escape a virtual “Panic Room”. They also enjoyed a competitive game of “What to Wear or What Not to Wear” Family Feud Edition.  All activities were conducted in the RUSH virtual space.

“This event paired employability with technology,” said RUSH Program Coordinator, Andre Boyd. “No sector of the workforce is untouched by technology, and every industry offers a service, so soft skills are required (in some way) of its employees. Engaging students in virtual reality simulations helped to enhance soft skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and effective communication. These skills are necessary to prepare students to meet the demands of the labor market and remain competitive.”

Throughout the event, the students displayed professionalism that will impress top executives at a job fair.

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