What is BotsIQ?
BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program of the Pittsburgh Chapter National Tooling & Machining Foundation whose goal is to provide a pathway for middle and high school students to learn about rewarding career options in manufacturing.
Why is it unique?
Identifying and developing a career plan is a challenge for students. 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.
- Teams of students work together in a fascinating real-world professional manufacturing model.
- Students gain in-demand technical skills like mechanical engineering and design, electrical engineering, machining, 3D printing, and more.
- Each participating school is paired with a local manufacturing company to serve as their industry mentor and learn about the the potential for a career in manufacturing.
How does the program work?
BotsIQ believes that all students, regardless of their socio-economic background, culture, religion, race, gender or exceptionalities, should be included and have equal opportunities to explore manufacturing and STEM careers. Therefore, all its programs are available to every public and private school, homeschool, and qualified youth organization across the Tri-State Pittsburgh region. Schools interested in participating in one of BotsIQ’s programs are encouraged to schedule a meeting with BotsIQ.