Project Lead The Way
There is a critical shortage of engineers entering the profession at a time when technology is constantly changing. According to Project Lead the Way, "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."
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. Currently, over 250,000 students in 2,300 high school and middle schools in all 50 states are enrolled in PTLW courses. PLTW is a four-year engineering program that prepares students for the expanding field of engineering, with courses integrating science, technology, engineering, and math.
PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to subjects that they typically would not pursue, and provides them with a strong foundation for achieving their academic goals in any chosen field of study.
Colleges and universities play an important role in our network by providing an impressive and important range of support and services, such as admission preference, granting college credit, and scholarships for students.
PLTW courses offered at CMH: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), Computer Science Engineering (CSE), Digital Electronics (DE), and Engineering Design & Development (EDD)
CMH is currently blending our PLTW program with International Baccalaureate. We are currently an IB Career Certificate candidate school. Our goal is to complete the admission requirements to implement this program fully in school year 2015-16.