Students are looking for opportunities that lead to good paying jobs with meaningful work. Manufacturers are in search of students who understand the evolving high-tech jobs in their sector. Kansas City National Tooling & Machining Association is bringing them together with BotsKC.
There are more than 76,000 manufacturing jobs in the metro Kansas City area, and the industry is expected to grow by more than 5 percent in the next decade. Area manufacturers say one of their greatest issues is finding qualified employees to fill the void left by the retiring baby-boomer generation.
There are internships, scholarships and lucrative jobs available in our area right now.
So how does the next generation prepare for a future in the manufacturing industry? It begins with BotsKC.
Paired with industry partners, student teams design, build and battle light-weight robots in a head-on competition. Through every step of the process, BotsKC students hone valuable STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) skills as well as the intangibles of teamwork, competitive spirit and the pride of ownership.
This is EVERY student’s sport.
BotsKC is different, because it is supported and endorsed by the manufacturing industry. Manufacturers support BotsKC because they recognize that not only are the students building robots, they’re building skills. BotsKC taps into the next generation of workers— piquing their interest, honing their skills and showing them that manufacturing is a viable career path for a successful future.
Educators appreciate BotsKC because this hands-on learning is time well spent— teaching the skills that will make students marketable in a competitive world. The cost is minimal to schools and the result is invaluable to students.