We all know that
our manufacturing workplaces require a unique set of skills. Jobs in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) continue to grow in the United States.
It is expected that there will be 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs by 2018.
Students need more opportunities to develop the skills required to fill these
jobs, and teachers need support empowering students to build these skills.
STEM is where jobs
are today and where opportunities will be tomorrow. It is at the heart of
American manufacturing – and thus, at the very heart of what we do at the Atlas
Holdings family of companies.
Foundation and Atlas companies are partnering with Project Lead The
Way, a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences
for K-12 students and teachers nationwide, including in communities where Atlas
associates live and where our children go to school. Through courses in
computer science, engineering and biomedical science, students learn
problem-solving strategies, critical and creative thinking, and how to
communicate and collaborate with one another. The PLTW curriculum inspires
students to love the very types of subjects – and pursue the very types of
careers – that serve as the backbone of our Atlas companies.
Foundation and the Atlas family of companies are becoming part of the solution
by supporting the implementation of new PLTW programs in our communities. We
will enhance many local minds, and shape many futures, in the process. You too
can be a part of the solution by making a donation to support a local PLTW
program. No investment is too small; everyone is encouraged to be part of this
effort. There are two ways you can donate:
online giving form below and contribute via a credit or debit card. Make sure
you select the company within the Atlas Holdings family for which you work from
the drop down menu.
Send a check to Project Lead The Way at 3939 Priority Way South Drive, Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN, 46240 and note “(company name) and PLTW Partnership” on your check.
Together, we will
empower students to thrive in an evolving world!