Project Lead The Way®
Forging New Generations of Engineers
(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 1.3 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 taking 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)