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PLTW and HOSA-Future Health Professionals have partnered to enhance the education and opportunities for PLTW Biomedical Sciences students in the areas of knowledge, skill, and leadership development, and to increase the number of students electing to pursue careers in the health care field. HOSA- Future Health Professionals is a significant resource and is uniquely positioned to expand the “pipeline” to recruit, attract, engage, and retain qualified young people of all ages to help resolve the critical health care shortage facing this nation.
HOSA–Future Health Professionals recruits, identifies, and employs a variety of methods to prepare qualified students for the health professions. More than two million students—middle school, high school, postsecondary/adult, and collegiate—have experienced HOSA since 1976. Currently, approximately 150,000 members in 3,500 chapters, in 47 states, are enrolled in health science and biomedical science programs.
HOSA is integrated into health sciences programs to provide classroom and chapter learning experiences that enhance the overall development of future health professionals.
HOSA is student-led so that members develop, practice, and refine leadership and teaming skills that healthcare providers greatly value. The HOSA National Competitive Events Program serves as a motivational and recognition tool to encourage members to perform at the highest level in the classroom as well as in local, state, and national competitions. Fifty-six competitive events are totally health care focused. HOSA and PLTW work together to identify competitions that correspond with PLTW biomedical lessons and activities, for teachers to use as a resource to support PLTW curriculum goals and HOSA competition entries.
Visit www.hosa.org to learn more about the pipeline for the healthcare industry.
PLTW and SkillsUSA support the work of teachers so they can continually improve instructional programs to build students’ success. Outreach to instructors -- and the industry, students, and public they serve -- will go through multiple pathways including presentations, social media, traditional, and digital online communications. In addition, PLTW and SkillsUSA will develop SkillsUSA competitive events as curriculum and instructional resources for PLTW programs.
There are over 17,000 SkillsUSA classrooms nationwide in more than 3,700 public schools in all 50 states and two U.S. territories. SkillsUSA’s nearly 335,000 high school, college, and post-secondary members are enrolled in career and technical education programs, preparing to be both college-ready and career-ready. With the guidance of their instructors and advisors, they are on track to become the skilled workers industry desperately wants and the leaders America needs. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.2 million members since its founding in 1965.
SkillsUSA is an applied method of instruction for preparing America’s high performance workers in public career and technical programs. It provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development, building and reinforcing self-confidence, work attitudes, and communications skills. It emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.
PLTW and the Technology Student Association (TSA) recently partnered to build on their shared goals – providing an opportunity for students to have greater access to STEM-related competitions and enhancing students’ learning opportunities in the classroom.
TSA has 190,000 middle and high school student members nationwide who are engaged in a STEM career path. Approximately 2,500 teachers in 2,000 schools manage the TSA program at the local school district level.
TSA middle school and high school members learn from and enhance their STEM skills through their classroom and conference involvement in TSA’s STEM-aligned competitions and program of activities. Specific areas of concentration are communications, design and engineering, environmental systems, manufacturing/construction, transportation and leadership.
The PLTW-TSA partnership promotes opportunities for students to develop and exercise their skills in technology, innovation, design and engineering. In particular, this year, to encourage participation in student opportunities, PLTW teachers will receive a special incentive for first-time registration of student teams in TSA’s Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) competition.
To learn more about the Technology Student Association and additional TSA programs and initiatives, visit: www.tsaweb.org.
AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.
PLTW and AIAA share common goals of promoting aerospace interests and developing quality STEM-based programs which contribute to the overarching goal of a diverse, qualified aerospace workforce for the future. This collaboration is an opportunity for each organization to bring its unique expertise, experience, and resources in support of common goals.
AIAA experts collaborate with PLTW teachers and staff to develop new curriculum and serve as reviewers for the PLTW Aerospace curriculum. The AIAA Engineers as Educators program provides opportunities for PLTW students to engage with aerospace experts inside and outside the classroom.