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MESSAGE FROM BOTSIQ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Education is changing.  BotsIQ is here to help.

For the past 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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14 hours ago

SWPA BotsIQ

The competition doesn’t have to stop after #BotsIQ! Mike (Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center) and Ben (Southmoreland Shs) competed yesterday in the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprentice Competition.

The challenge? Precisely #machine a mill and lathe project using just the blueprint, a manual machine, and your skills!

Interested in an #apprenticeship? DM BotsIQ to learn more.

#careersthatpay #handsonlearning #onthejobtraining #STEMlearning #manufacturing
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1 day ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Good luck to all of the Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA Apprentices from Alle-Kiski Industries, Hamill Manufacturing Company, Kurt J Lesker Company, Penn State Tool & Die, and Penn United Technologies, Inc.! Two #BotsIQ Alumni Mike (Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center) and Ben (Southmoreland Shs).

#manufacturing #STEM #apprentice #NTMA
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4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Interested in learning about #manufacturing careers?

#BotsIQ's RETAL Virtual Event was recorded today! Join Youth Services Manager Maria Campieri on her virtual visit with RETAL Pennsylvania!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUWyf3bIrc8&feature=youtu.be

#EngineersWeek2021 #careers #virtualevent #STEMcareers #workforcedevelopment
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Interested in learning about #manufacturing careers?  

#BotsIQs RETAL Virtual Event was recorded today!  Join Youth Services Manager Maria Campieri on her virtual visit with RETAL Pennsylvania!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUWyf3bIrc8&feature=youtu.be

#EngineersWeek2021 #careers #virtualevent #STEMcareers #workforcedevelopmentImage attachment

5 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Thank you to the EQT Corporation #Qrew for celebrating #EngineersWeek2021 and hosting an amazing virtual event!

#BotsIQ #EnergyCareers #energy #manufacturing #virtualevent #STEM #EngineersWeek #engineering
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Thank you to the EQT Corporation #Qrew for celebrating #EngineersWeek2021 and hosting an amazing virtual event! 

#BotsIQ #EnergyCareers #energy #manufacturing #virtualevent #STEM #EngineersWeek #engineeringImage attachment

5 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#BotsIQ is kicking off celebrating National Engineer's week with American Precision Museum today! BotsIQ's Exectuive Director, Michel Conklin will share how BotsIQ engages students in engineering through our combat robotic competition. fb.watch/3PDlxumDZQ/

#EngineersWeek #Eweek2021 #engineering #stem #manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #robotics #manufacturingcareers
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#BotsIQ is kicking off celebrating National Engineers week with American Precision Museum today! BotsIQs Exectuive Director,  Michel Conklin will share how BotsIQ engages students in engineering through our combat robotic competition.  https://fb.watch/3PDlxumDZQ/

#EngineersWeek #Eweek2021 #engineering #stem #manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #robotics #manufacturingcareersImage attachment
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