Forging New Generations of Engineers
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes math, science, engineering, and technology through coursework for middle and high school students. This ever-growing program provides instruction to almost 3,000 schools within 50 states.
There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the profession at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years. The number of job openings is increasing due to the surge in the technical fields. However, today more than 13 million engineering-related jobs are left unfilled.
PLTW's goals include increasing the number of young people who pursue engineering and engineering technology programs and reducing college attrition rates within four- and two-year engineering and engineering technology degree programs.
Students take PLTW courses
Receive training in state-of-the-art technology, including computer software and equipment used by industry
Participate in a hands-on, learn-by-doing program that utilizes team efforts
Learn how to work as a team with fellow students to solve real-world problems
Reinforce their study of science, technology, and math (STEM)