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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 to the #BotsIQ community for your continued support throughout the year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Thank you to the #BotsIQ community for your continued support throughout the year!  

Happy Thanksgiving!

#thankful #grateful #lucky

3 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#GivingTuesday2021 is less than a week away! Support #BotsIQ and the future of manufacturing.

www.botsiqpa.org/donate-to-botsiq

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment
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#GivingTuesday2021 is less than a week away!  Support #BotsIQ and the future of manufacturing.

https://www.botsiqpa.org/donate-to-botsiq

#manufacturing #workforcedevelopment

1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Tours on Saturday happen too! This morning, Greene County Homeschoolers #BotsIQ team toured their new industry partner Yates Precision Manufacturing, LLC in Waynesburg.

Thank you Ashley and Jake Yates for supporting the team, sharing your story, and providing a behind-the-scenes look into manufacturing!

Support provided by EQT Corporation, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

#cncmachining #manufacturing #stemcareers #TheSmartSport
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1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

#DidYouKnow, the number of female apprentices increased 218% from 2014 to 2019?

During that time, #BotsIQalumni Sarah Lenhart graduated high school, was hired at Penn State Tool & Die, and entered into their machinist apprenticeship program. Four years later and she's in the process of buying and owning her FIRST HOME!

Congratulations Sarah!

#BotsIQproud #BotsIQ #ApprenticeshipsinPA #NAW2021 #WorkforceinPA #PAsmart Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA
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#DidYouKnow, the number of female apprentices increased 218% from 2014 to 2019?  

During that time, #BotsIQalumni Sarah Lenhart graduated high school, was hired at Penn State Tool & Die, and entered into their machinist apprenticeship program.  Four years later and shes in the process of buying and owning her FIRST HOME!  

Congratulations Sarah!  

#BotsIQproud #BotsIQ #ApprenticeshipsinPA #NAW2021 #WorkforceinPA #PAsmart Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology Center Pittsburgh Chapter NTMA

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Congrats Sarah. One of my VERY BEST students!!!!

So proud of you sweetheart! I just love when good things happen to good people!!❤️❤️Love you so much!

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1 week ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Did you know that #BotsIQ has a registered Robotics Technician Pre-Apprenticeship program?

Students who successfully complete the pre-apprenticeship have opportunities for advanced standing in 6 regional apprenticeships and earn college credit at 2 post-secondary institutions.

Interested in learning more? Email
[email protected] for additional information.

#Robotics #RoboticsTechnicians #PreApprenticeshipsinPA #NAW2021 #WorkforceinPA #PAsmart
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Did you know that #BotsIQ has a registered Robotics Technician Pre-Apprenticeship program?  

Students who successfully complete the pre-apprenticeship have opportunities for advanced standing in 6 regional apprenticeships and earn college credit at 2 post-secondary institutions.  

Interested in learning more?  Email 
pre-apprenticeship@botsiqpa.com for additional information.  

#Robotics #RoboticsTechnicians #PreApprenticeshipsinPA #NAW2021 #WorkforceinPA #PAsmart
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