Austin, Texas — Project Lead The Way (PLTW)  is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S..
"Research shows that the American economy will add 1.2 million new STEM-related jobs by 2018,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “It is critical that we equip today’s students with the knowledge, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills they need to fill these jobs and be prepared for the global economy.
Through rigorous curriculum, hands-on classroom activities, and real-world experiences, PLTW engages students in activities, projects, and problem-based learning. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while being exposed to areas of study that they typically do not pursue. It’s a great foundation for them and a proven path to college and career success.
“We’re passionate about the industry and what PLTW is doing to prepare these children to be the next great innovators. The impact their having on these kids is inspiring and is right in line with our mission of people helping people in the engineering community.” states Ken Wilson, CEO of CADCAMConnect.com .
The curriculum, delivered through PLTW's Virtual Academy, is provided free of charge to schools that register with PLTW. More than 4,700 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are offering PLTW courses to their students.
PLTW  was recently cited by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a "model for 21st century career and technical education."
To find out more about Project Lead The Way, visit http://www.pltw.org , call (877) 335-7589, or email schoolsupport(at)pltw(dot)org.
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About Project Lead the Way:
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education curricular programs used in schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum.