Project Lead The Way Earns Top Honors for Employee Benefits, Overall Employee Engagement

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2015) – Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is ranked among the Indianapolis-area’s top places to work, according to survey results released Monday by the Indianapolis Star. PLTW was among 85 large, medium, and small companies listed as 2015 Top Workplaces – and ranked sixth among 45 small-size companies. In addition, PLTW received top honors for its employee benefits, beating out all 85 companies, regardless of size.

“At Project Lead The Way, we take great pride in our culture and the benefits we provide to PLTW team members, and so it is a tremendous honor to be listed among the top places to work in Indianapolis,” said PLTW President and Chief Executive Officer Vince Bertram. “It is an honor that I believe is well deserved, and I am proud to work with such talented individuals.”

The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States.

PLTW is a national nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Through hands-on, project-based programs in engineering, biomedical science, and computer science, PLTW helps students in more than 6,500 schools across the U.S. develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. In addition to curriculum, PLTW also provides high-quality teacher professional development and a supportive network of post-secondary, business, and industry partners.

Since moving its headquarters to Indianapolis in 2011, PLTW has earned ‘Best Place to Work in Indiana’ honors each year. Through a culture built on leadership, innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement, PLTW offers an engaging, mission-driven environment for more than 160 team members. PLTW’s generous benefits include 20 days of paid-time off and a flexible schedule that promotes work-life balance, 100 percent employer-paid healthcare premiums, substantial retirement benefits and free financial advising to team members, and a commitment to professional development, including a tuition reimbursement plan. Team-building activities include monthly lunches for staff and “Breakfast with the CEO,” softball and bowling leagues, and annual office-wide community service and social activities.

For more information about the Top Workplaces list, please visit http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2015/04/18/central-indiana-companies-chosen-top-workplaces/25863537/.

About PLTW
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. PLTW’s world-class, activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum and high-quality teacher professional development model, combined with an engaged network of educators and corporate partners, help students develop the skills needed to succeed in our global economy. More than 6,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia currently offer PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.

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