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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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9 hours ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#BotsIQ aligns student’s interests and skills with manufacturing career paths. Limited spaces are available for high school students in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties.

Supported by: Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

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#BotsIQ aligns student’s interests and skills with manufacturing career paths. Limited spaces are available for high school students in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties. 

Supported by: Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

#manufacturing #STEM #workforcedevelopment

4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#GivingTuesday is today!

Your donation to #BotsIQ supports manufacturing career exploration activities like virtual company tours and career panels for hundreds of students across southwestern Pennsylvania.

Donations can be made at: www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/swpa-botsiq

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #STEMcareers #GiveBigPittsburgh
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#GivingTuesday is today!

Your donation to #BotsIQ supports manufacturing career exploration activities like virtual company tours and career panels for hundreds of students across southwestern Pennsylvania.    

Donations can be made at: https://www.givebigpittsburgh.com/organizations/swpa-botsiq

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment  #STEMcareers #GiveBigPittsburgh

4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!

Your donation to #BotsIQ supports technical programming and resources like BotsIQ Academy for hundreds of high school students across southwestern Pennsylvania.

Can't wait to donate? Visit botsiqpa.org/donate-to-botsiq/ to make your donation today!

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #STEMcareers #GiveBigPittsburgh
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#GivingTuesday is tomorrow!  

Your donation to #BotsIQ supports technical programming and resources like BotsIQ Academy for hundreds of high school students across southwestern Pennsylvania.    

Cant wait to donate?  Visit https://botsiqpa.org/donate-to-botsiq/ to make your donation today!

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment  #STEMcareers #GiveBigPittsburgh

1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at #BotsIQ!

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at #BotsIQ!

#GiveThanks #DoGood #HelpOthers #Grateful #Celebrate

1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Exclusive program for Fayette and Westmoreland County High Schools. Limited spaces. Schedule your informational meeting today!

Contact Maria Campieri at [email protected] to learn more.

Supported by: Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

#BotsIQ #manufacturing #STEMcareers #workforcedevelopment
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Exclusive program for Fayette and Westmoreland County High Schools.  Limited spaces.  Schedule your informational meeting today!  

Contact Maria Campieri at campieri@botsiqpa.com to learn more. 

Supported by: Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. 

#BotsIQ #manufacturing #STEMcareers #workforcedevelopment
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