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MESSAGE FROM BOTSIQ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Engagement, excitement, empowerment, and education are the cornerstones of the BotsIQ high school manufacturing workforce development initiative. A program of the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation, BotsIQ captures students’ imaginations as they design, build, and compete with their own robotic creations, all the while building knowledge and skills for rewarding manufacturing and STEM career opportunities.

This spring, BotsIQ celebrated its 15th year of developing and inspiring high school students from across southwestern Pennsylvania. Despite the global pandemic, BotsIQ continued to provide its services to over 60 schools and nearly 1,000 students. As schools shifted to remote learning, BotsIQ provided support with its online training program, BotsIQ Academy, and developed new resources to engage students through hands-on engineering and design lessons. This year, nearly 90% of students learned at least one technical skill such as machining, welding, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or computer-aided design and more than 85% of BotsIQ students indicated they are interested in or planning to explore a manufacturing or STEM-related career. Since its inception, more than 10,000 students have benefited from BotsIQ. Today, the program is 10 times its original size, has its own fan base and mobilizes hundreds of volunteers each year—including manufacturing professionals and BotsIQ alumni who lend their support. BotsIQ is proud to be a leader in workforce development and STEM education for our region.

On Monday, August 24th, community, manufacturing, and business leaders will gather at Westmoreland Country Club for an exciting day of golf benefiting the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation and BotsIQ. It is our sincere hope that you will participate by donating a gift certificate or item to raffle at our event. Your support helps BotsIQ to continue to grow, train, and connect with more students and continues our mission to educate students about manufacturing and STEM careers.

All donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 43-1955325. If you have any questions, please contact Michel Conklin at [email protected]. Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Michel Conklin
Executive Director, BotsIQ

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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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2 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

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“As we’ve seen over the past few months, workplaces are rapidly evolving, and while we can’t fully predict what the workplace of tomorrow will look like, ensuring those in today’s workforce, as well as those preparing for tomorrow’s, have the transferable skills and foundational science, technology, engineering, and math understanding will be critical moving forward.”

Interested in preparing your students for #manufacturing and #STEM careers? Join #BotsIQ this Fall! Visit: botsiqpa.org for more information.

#OurFuture #WorkforceDevelopment
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https://triblive.com/opinion/stacey-brodak-and-jim-denova-partnerships-bring-solutions-address-workforce-gaps/

“As we’ve seen over the past few months, workplaces are rapidly evolving, and while we can’t fully predict what the workplace of tomorrow will look like, ensuring those in today’s workforce, as well as those preparing for tomorrow’s, have the transferable skills and foundational science, technology, engineering, and math understanding will be critical moving forward.”

Interested in preparing your students for #manufacturing and #STEM careers?  Join #BotsIQ this Fall!  Visit: https://botsiqpa.org for more information.

#OurFuture #WorkforceDevelopment 
Waynesburg University Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Hey #BotsIQ alumni - Are you looking to start your career by the holidays? Consider New Century Careers’ tuition-free machinist training program! Their next class starts in less than one month and you could be looking for your first job by Thanksgiving! Check out their website for more information.

#YourFuture #StartToday #DontWait #InDemandSkills #CareerReadyNew Century Careers is excited to announce that our next MANUFACTURING 2000 (M2K) machinist training class is set for Monday, August 3rd at our South Side location (Anselmo Training and Innovation Center). Contact NCC today to learn more about our Tuition-Free Machinist Training Program and a rewarding career in precision machining and manufacturing.
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Hey #BotsIQ alumni - Are you looking to start your career by the holidays?  Consider New Century Careers’ tuition-free machinist training program!  Their next class starts in less than one month and you could be looking for your first job by Thanksgiving! Check out their website for more information. 

#YourFuture #StartToday #DontWait #InDemandSkills #CareerReady

4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Congratulations to Riley from Belle Vernon Area High School for receiving the 2020 Joseph Doerfler Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Doerfler Family. Best wishes at Penn State Behrend this fall!
#scholarships #OurFuture #manufacturing
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Congratulations to Riley from Belle Vernon Area High School for receiving the 2020 Joseph Doerfler Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Doerfler Family. Best wishes at Penn State Behrend this fall!
#scholarships #OurFuture #manufacturing

6 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#BotsIQ - Have a safe and happy #4thofJuly!
#MakeSparks #BeSafe #BeHappy
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#BotsIQ - Have a safe and happy #4thofJuly!
#MakeSparks #BeSafe #BeHappy

7 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Congratulations to Jamie from Somerset Career & Technical Center (SCTC) for receiving the 2020 Community Foundation for the Alleghenies BotsIQ Post-Secondary Scholarship sponsored by Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. Best wishes in your Electrical Apprenticeship!
#scholarships #OurFuture #manufacturing
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Congratulations to Jamie from Somerset Career & Technical Center (SCTC) for receiving the 2020 Community Foundation for the Alleghenies BotsIQ Post-Secondary Scholarship sponsored by Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. Best wishes in your Electrical Apprenticeship! 
#scholarships #OurFuture #manufacturing
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