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MESSAGE FROM BOTSIQ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Education is changing.  BotsIQ is here to help.

For over 15 years, the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation has introduced manufacturing careers to high school students across southwestern Pennsylvania through its signature youth program, Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ (BotsIQ). This combat robotics program has impacted nearly 10,000 high school students with exciting, hands-on STEM learning as they design, build, and compete with their 15-pound robotic creations, all the while building the technical knowledge and skills needed for rewarding advanced manufacturing and STEM career opportunities.

Students are provided an extra opportunity to increase their technical knowledge through BotsIQ’s advanced online curriculum in BotsIQ Academy. Launched in 2018, BotsIQ Academy utilizes online educational platforms such as Tooling U-SME, SolidProfessor, and Mastercam University, to deliver industry-based curriculum in topics such as basic measurement and math, blueprint reading, safety, and Computer-Aided Design.

Through BotsIQ’s Close the Loop program, students in Fayette and Westmoreland counties delve deeper into manufacturing career pathways through job shadowing, co-op, or internship opportunities with local companies.

BotsIQ has three overarching goals:

  • To advance STEM education and provide resources to local high schools to develop hands-on technical learning;
  • To link students with industry mentors and promote an understanding of manufacturing and STEM career pathways to high school students in the region;
  • To promote an understanding of manufacturing and STEM career pathways to parents of high school students in the region.

BotsIQ holds a pivotal position as a workforce development program that attracts smart, capable students who love to build things and solve problems — exactly the type of people that will comprise the future manufacturing workforce.

Join us today!  For more information, email [email protected].

Sincerely,
Michel Conklin
Executive Director, BotsIQ

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All donations to BotsIQ go directly to supporting the program.

SWPA BotsIQ is a program of the 501(c)3 organization Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible.

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What is BotsIQ?

BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program whose goal is to provide a pathway for high school students to learn about rewarding career options in manufacturing. This is accomplished by inviting students to participate in an exciting, hands-on high school robotics competition.

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4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Calling all SWPA high school girls! #BotsIQ is teaming up with Women in Manufacturing Western Pennsylvania and CCA TechWorks to host "Girls Exploring Engineering" Day!

Hands-on activities and career conversations included!

Learn more at: www.botsiqpa.org/events/girls-exploring-engineering-day/.

#engineering #manufacturing #careers Women in Manufacturing
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Calling all SWPA high school girls!  #BotsIQ is teaming up with Women in Manufacturing Western Pennsylvania and CCA TechWorks to host Girls Exploring Engineering Day!  

Hands-on activities and career conversations included!

Learn more at: www.botsiqpa.org/events/girls-exploring-engineering-day/.

#engineering #manufacturing #careers Women in Manufacturing

4 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Want to see some real gifts? Check out #BotsIQ's talented students at our 2022 Competitions!

Interested in volunteering? Check back in January 2022.
Want to sponsor the program? Visit: botsiqpa.org/company-sponsors/.
Want to attend? Save these dates!

#manufacturing #skilledyouth #workforcedevelopment #hopetoseeyou #savethedate Westmoreland County Community College Robert Morris University California University of Pennsylvania
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Want to see some real gifts?  Check out #BotsIQs talented students at our 2022 Competitions!  

Interested in volunteering?  Check back in January 2022. 
Want to sponsor the program?  Visit: https://botsiqpa.org/company-sponsors/.
Want to attend?  Save these dates!

#manufacturing #skilledyouth #workforcedevelopment #hopetoseeyou #savethedate Westmoreland County Community College Robert Morris University California University of Pennsylvania

4 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!
From, #BotsIQ

#happyholidays #HappyNewYear
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Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!  
From, #BotsIQ

#happyholidays #HappyNewYear

4 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Earlier this month, Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s #BotsIQ team visited their industry advisor Pace Industries. Special thanks to Chad Potts for an awesome tour and introduction to great careers at Pace.

DYK - Pace Industries die casts aluminum parts for Harley-Davidson and Dodge’s Hellcat. They machine, assemble and paint their products at their Latrobe, PA facility. American innovation at its finest!

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development #manufacturing #careers #workforcedevelopment
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Earlier this month, Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center’s #BotsIQ team visited their industry advisor Pace Industries.  Special thanks to Chad Potts for an awesome tour and introduction to great careers at Pace.  

DYK - Pace Industries die casts aluminum parts for Harley-Davidson and Dodge’s Hellcat. They machine, assemble and paint their products at their Latrobe, PA facility. American innovation at its finest!

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development #manufacturing #careers #workforcedevelopment

1 month ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Several #BotsIQ combat robotics alum are competing in today’s Norwalk Havoc Robotic League competition.

Check out the battles at youtu.be/3Vdh8qNF0ww

#BotsIQproud #robotics #passion
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