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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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1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Last night, #BotsIQ’s Executive Director attended the Greene County Homeschoolers annual Robotics Team Banquet.

Congratulations to the team on a successful year! Special congrats to rookie team member Pierce, who earned the Homeschoolers iconic white lab coat!

We look forward to working with the team again next year! (Registration is open for 2021-22.)

#celebrate #Manufacturing #CompetitionSeason2021
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Last night, #BotsIQ’s Executive Director attended the Greene County Homeschoolers annual Robotics Team Banquet. 

Congratulations to the team on a successful year! Special congrats to rookie team member Pierce, who earned the Homeschoolers iconic white lab coat!

We look forward to working with the team again next year! (Registration is open for 2021-22.)

#celebrate #Manufacturing #CompetitionSeason2021Image attachmentImage attachment

1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Thank you to all of the 2021 #BotsIQ volunteers who helped make this competition season possible!

#volunteers #manufacturing #CompetitionSeason2021
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2 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Last week, #BotsIQ wrapped up its 2021 Competition Season with some pretty awesome match ups!

Thank you to our school and industry partners for providing opportunities that "spark" an interest in manufacturing careers!

#manufacturing #careers #CompetitionSeason2021 #PartnershipsMatter

Brownsville Area School District Central Valley High School Freeport Area School District Seneca Valley School District Somerset County Technology Center - SCTC Union Area School District Heartland Fabrication, LLC Lesleh Precision Schroeder Industries, LLC. Oberg Industries, Inc Penn United Technologies, Inc. J&J Truck Equipment Tin Town Metal Works

Freedom Area School District Greene County Career and Technology Center Punxsutawney Area School District Ringgold School District Swagelok Miller Fabrication Solutions Jefferson Machine Co. Lagonda Machine
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Last week, #BotsIQ wrapped up its 2021 Competition Season with some pretty awesome match ups!  

Thank you to our school and industry partners for providing opportunities that spark an interest in manufacturing careers!  

#manufacturing #careers #CompetitionSeason2021 #PartnershipsMatter

Brownsville Area School District Central Valley High School Freeport Area School District Seneca Valley School District Somerset County Technology Center - SCTC Union Area School District Heartland Fabrication, LLC Lesleh Precision Schroeder Industries, LLC. Oberg Industries, Inc Penn United Technologies, Inc. J&J Truck Equipment Tin Town Metal Works

Freedom Area School District Greene County Career and Technology Center Punxsutawney Area School District Ringgold School District Swagelok Miller Fabrication Solutions Jefferson Machine Co. Lagonda MachineImage attachment

2 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

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Thank you to the men and women who gave it all to protect our freedom. 

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