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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 hours ago

SWPA BotsIQ

MFG Day celebrates modern manufacturing and inspires the next generation! We look forward to kicking off with Penn Trafford High School at FS-Elliott on October 1st.

#manufacturing #botsiq #MFGDay21 #MFGMonth #manufacturingcareers #stem #creatorswanted
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MFG Day celebrates modern manufacturing and inspires the next generation! We look forward to kicking off with Penn Trafford High School at FS-Elliott on October 1st. 

#manufacturing #botsiq #MFGDay21 #MFGMonth #manufacturingcareers #stem #creatorswanted

2 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Beautiful day for #BotsIQ at the SWPA STEM Fest in Washington, PA.

BattleBots Hexbugs, circuits, a prize wheel, and so much fun!

#manufacturing #robotics #stemeducation EQT Corporation Range Resources Corporation
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3 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Congratulations to #BotsIQ alumni, Jacob Rendos, who was just awarded a 2 year full ride to Westmoreland County Community College!

Jacob is a 2021 graduate of Monessen High School and Mon Valley Ctc (Welding) who participated in BotsIQ's summer internship program at Heartland Fabrication, LLC. He is currently working part time at Lesleh Precision while pursing his degree.

Congratulations Jacob! We cannot wait to see what your future holds!

#BotsIQproud #manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #ourfuture Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
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Congratulations to #BotsIQ alumni, Jacob Rendos, who was just awarded a 2 year full ride to Westmoreland County Community College!  

Jacob is a 2021 graduate of Monessen High School and Mon Valley Ctc (Welding) who participated in BotsIQs summer internship program at Heartland Fabrication, LLC.  He is currently working part time at Lesleh Precision while pursing his degree.

Congratulations Jacob!  We cannot wait to see what your future holds!

#BotsIQproud #manufacturing #workforcedevelopment #ourfuture Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

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Congratulations!!

That is so awesome!

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3 days ago

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4 days ago

SWPA BotsIQ

Today, #BotsIQ got a look at modern manufacturing at AGF Machining Solutions’ Pittsburgh location (Salt Lake CNC). Their shop includes state-of-the-art CNC equipment and additive technologies!

We look forward to introducing students to the great career opportunities that await them Salt Lake CNC!

#manufacturing #additivemanufacturing #advancedmanufacturing #robotics #ourfuture
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