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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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2 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Thank you Fred Ensle with Heartland Fabrication, LLC for providing an opportunity for the #BotsIQ Team at Brownsville Area High School to interview you! Fred encourages students "when making a career move, to always make a change for the better".

#STEM #manufacturing #virtualconnections #careerinterviews
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Thank you Fred Ensle with Heartland Fabrication, LLC  for providing an opportunity for the #BotsIQ Team at Brownsville Area High School to interview you! Fred encourages students when making a career move, to always make a change for the better.

#STEM #manufacturing #virtualconnections #careerinterviews

3 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Let the countdown begin! 1 month until #BotsIQ's 2021 Competitions!

Catch the action via livestream: www.botsiqpa.org/competitions/

#manufacturing #skills #STEMeduation #handsonlearning Robert Morris University Commonwealth Charter Academy Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA
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Let the countdown begin!  1 month until #BotsIQs 2021 Competitions!

Catch the action via livestream: www.botsiqpa.org/competitions/

#manufacturing #skills #STEMeduation #handsonlearning Robert Morris University Commonwealth Charter Academy Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA

5 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#BotsIQ’s Plum High School Robotics team met with Mat Resnick at Innovative Controls, Inc. today to get some help on a few parts for their 2021 bot. Thank you Mat, for sharing your passion and knowledge with the next generation!

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #careerexploration #ourfuture
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2 weeks ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Are you interested in a career in manufacturing?

#BotsIQ is hosting a 6-week internship program this summer for 18-22 year old residents in Fayette and Westmoreland County. Build your technical skills at a local manufacturing company!

For more information, visit www.botsiqpa.org/internships/

Support for this program is made possible by Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board.

#manufacturing #internships #workforcedevelopment #careers #careerexploration
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Are you interested in a career in manufacturing?

#BotsIQ is hosting a 6-week internship program this summer for 18-22 year old residents in Fayette and Westmoreland County.  Build your technical skills at a local manufacturing company!

For more information, visit www.botsiqpa.org/internships/

Support for this program is made possible by Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board.

#manufacturing #internships #workforcedevelopment #careers #careerexploration
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