Project Lead the Way
What is Project Lead The Way?
Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system.
How did the program begin?
The PLTW curriculum was first introduced to 12 New York State high schools in the 1997 - 98 school year. A year later, PLTW field tested its four unit Middle School Program in three middle schools. Today, the programs are offered in over 1,300 schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Why is Project Lead The Way promoting engineering and engineering technology courses for high school students?
There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the field at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years.
What is PLTW's mission?
Project Lead The Way seeks to create dynamic partnerships with our nation's schools to prepare an increasing and more diverse group of students to be successful in engineering, engineering technology and biomedical science programs.
What are the High School courses in the PLTW Pre-Engineering program?
There are 3 courses UCM is currently offering:
Introduction to Engineering Design