We’re crushing misconceptions &
shaking up the way students look at manufacturing.
Let’s Start Building… FIERCE BOTS and SMASHING FUTURES.
There are nearly 2,000 manufacturing companies in the Kansas City Metro area… they account for more than 76,000 jobs. Many of the people who hold those jobs are nearing retirement age, and manufacturers NEED qualified employees to take their places and to meet the needs of the anticipated growth over the next decade. These jobs offer extremely competitive salaries.
There are scholarships, internships, and career opportunities available in your area right now. Manufacturers are eager to engage with young people who have the skills necessary to meet today’s high-tech industry.
This project-based learning program encourages confidence, teamwork, problem solving and creativity while hitting on every aspect of STEM education. The best part: it’s backed by the experience and expertise of area manufacturers that partner with the student teams. These are the same manufacturers who know the job market and the skills they themselves are looking for in future employees.
The investment is small, the payout is invaluable. Schools are asked to field teams of 8-10 students that are committed to dedicating 2-4 hours a week to their BotsKC project. BotsKC teachers are asked to attend one 3-hour training to gain the knowledge to direct their team. At that training, teachers will receive the basic bots kit and be paired with their industry advisor.
Bot building season is from September until April.
The weight limit for each bot is 15 pounds.
The Free basic Bot Kit is available annually to teams committing to BotsKC PRIOR to September 1.
READY TO START BUILDING?