Build the Workforce of the Future by Transforming the Learning Experience
Why Partner with PLTW?
More than 12,400 schools offer PLTW to millions of students in all 50 states, D.C., and U.S. territories. Because of PLTW’s College and University Partners, we are better preparing PreK-12 students for college and career success.
A recent study shows PLTW students outperform their peers in school, are better prepared for post-secondary studies, and are more likely to consider STEM careers, compared to their non-PLTW peers. Students find PLTW programs relevant, inspiring, engaging, and foundational to their future success.
87% of PLTW Gateway (6-8) students report their PLTW course made them more interested in STEM.
92% of high school PLTW students report their PLTW course made them more interested in STEM.
70% of students believe that PLTW classes help in other areas they want to study further.
Become a PLTW Partner
Connect with us today to learn how you can partner with PLTW to deliver college and career opportunities to students.
PLTW partners are as diverse as the students and schools we serve, including Fortune 500 corporations, local businesses, foundations, nonprofits, government agencies, and workforce and economic development groups across the country. Together, we create an ecosystem of support around students and teachers, engaging them in learning and equipping them with tools, resources, and experiences that connect the classroom to business and industry.
Our partners play an integral role in carrying out our mission. Thanks to strategic investments made by these partners, we offer a competitive grant program that allows schools to implement or expand existing PLTW programs at a faster rate. Our partners have also supported strategic initiatives, such as the translation of PLTW Launch and PLTW Gateway materials into Spanish, the expansion of PLTW Launch to provide full Next Generation Science Standards coverage, and development of PLTW’s distance learning support resources.
Partners may also choose to engage directly with schools in PLTW’s networks in a variety of ways that directly support students and teachers, such as internship programs, college credit, apprenticeships, teacher externships, and industry site visits.
I have visited many PLTW schools, specifically doing the engineering curriculum, and the excitement that I see not only by the students, but by the teachers, is amazing. When you ask a student what they are doing, they can articulate exactly what and why, which shows the power of the PLTW model.
We need a new generation of creators and builders if we want to live in the future we’re imagining. Together, through our partnership with PLTW, we’re delivering on the promise of the digital world – and that’s a brighter future for everyone.
Through our unique partnership with PLTW, we are expanding its one-of-a-kind, 'learn by doing' curriculum across our footprint, inspiring many young minds to pursue career pathways that are critical to the industries in which we operate. We are not simply making a corporate donation; we are unleashing the best of our people across Atlas to make a tangible difference, right where our associates live and work each day. Our company leadership teams and associates are helping to raise grant funds, form new School Partnership teams, and create a bond between our businesses, the school they adopt and the community they share.
At John Deere, we believe that innovation is a key to overcome the challenges our world faces and improve the quality of life for everyone. To achieve world-changing innovations, we must first empower youth to engage science, technology, engineering, and math with their hands, minds, and hearts. Project Lead The Way provides such rich engagement, and in so doing inspires the next generation of innovators.