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Get your scholars ready to become employees at the Toothpick Factory. Small groups take on specific roles to practice working in a team with a common goal. They review an instruction sheet (included) before jumping into the production process with actual toothpicks and tools (scissors, a nail file, a ruler, and a pencil). Given a limited amount of time, each group meets specific orders with as much efficiency as possible. When time is up, use the provided prompts to facilitate discussion and have scholars fill out the soft skills survey to determine how they functioned as part of the team. What do the results reveal about their future career interests?