It’s difficult to predict trends in the labor market, however, demand for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) workers will continue to increase into the future. To date there is a limited number of STEM programs for at risk youth. Hispanic and Blacks account for only 6% of the STEM workforce, but 14 and 11 percent of the overall employment.
Our Robotics Program is in partnership with IPS 43 students in the 4th – 8th grades. In this 12-15-week program, students meet weekly with mentors from Salesforce, Lilly Co., Cummins Inc, and Rolls Royce. These leaders will provide insight into the mechanics of assembling robots, mentoring, and hands-on training of students to one day compete against their peers in local competitions.