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Partnering with PLTW

PLTW partners are as diverse as the students and schools we serve. Our partners include Fortune 500 corporations, local businesses, foundations, nonprofit organizations, and individuals all across the country.  

Our partners play an integral role in carrying out our mission. 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 the real world. 

Our partners directly support students and teachers in a number of ways:

  • Funding PLTW schools and providing classroom equipment and supplies
  • Offering mentoring, internships, and career-related opportunities
  • Validating the knowledge and skills in our curriculum to ensure that PLTW programs are the standard in career learning
  • Advocating for PLTW programs to give more students access to real-world learning experiences 

Our partners contribute to the important work of helping develop the workforce of tomorrow, empowering PLTW students to develop the problem-solving, critical- and creative-thinking, collaboration, and communication skills they need to thrive in an evolving world.

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Engaged Partners

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3M empowers students to thrive by supporting PLTW programs in communities across the nation. Furthermore, as a sponsor of PLTW Summit, 3M helps PLTW provide transformative learning experiences for PLTW students and teachers.

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In 2016, American Structurepoint partnered with PLTW to expand access to transformative learning experiences that will inspire and empower the next generation. The company supports PLTW programs in the Indianapolis Public School District.

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ArcelorMittal has united with PLTW to support PLTW Gateway and PLTW Engineering programs in ArcelorMittal communities. The partnership is changing the lives of students and teachers in Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois.

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Astellas USA Foundation partners with PLTW to further the vision of its Rural Spark Project™, which seeks to change STEM education for rural Illinois students and teachers. The foundation supports teacher training and hands-on learning opportunities.

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The Atlas Foundation partners with PLTW to address a growing demand for a skilled workforce. Together, the Foundation and PLTW engage students to develop in-demand skills in communities where Atlas Holdings facilities are located and where associates and their families live.

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The Automation Federation partners with PLTW to further its vision of encouraging and supporting young people in their STEM learning and career opportunities in automation. The Automation Federation has also contributed to PLTW’s computer- and automation-related curriculum.

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Bayer has united with PLTW to further its goal of providing 1 million hands-on science experiences to children in the U.S. by 2020. Through the partnership, the company is supporting the implementation of PLTW Biomedical Science programs.

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Beacon Health System has united with PLTW to support high schools in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties with implementing PLTW Biomedical Science through the CPEG initiative, which gives every school in the five-county region of Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph access to PLTW.

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The Bemis Foundation encourages, empowers, and elevates communities where Bemis employees live and work. Since 2012, the Bemis Foundation has partnered with PLTW to support schools in the immediate geographic footprint of Bemis facility communities.

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BMW Manufacturing has united with PLTW to support implementations of PLTW Gateway at four middle schools in the Cherokee County School District in South Carolina, as well as PLTW Professional Development at the University of South Carolina.

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Together, Boeing and PLTW are working with the University of South Carolina to empower students in STEM. The partnership supports the implementation of PLTW programs across schools in South Carolina.

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Bosch Dremel partners with PLTW to further its passion for helping students reach their potential through inspiration and mentorship using the latest digital technology. Bosch has hosted an AP + PLTW event including a facility tour, Q&A panel, and design challenge.

California Manufacturers and Technology Association

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is the premier statewide trade association representing manufacturers in the state capitol. On behalf of over 400 members, CMTA partners with PLTW to expand the state's K-12 career and technical education opportunities.

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Since 2011, Cargill has partnered with PLTW to support the implementation of PLTW programs in schools across 11 states, providing over 10,000 students across the nation with access to transformative learning experiences.

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Caterpillar partners with PLTW to help prepare a qualified workforce for the future. The company offers site visits/tours of their large engine facility, as well as internship experiences for local PLTW Engineering students.

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The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation supports the implementation and sustainability of PLTW programs in two Oklahoma school districts: Union Public Schools and Broken Arrow Public Schools.

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The Corporate Partnership for Economic Growth (CPEG) has united with PLTW to give every school in the Indiana counties of Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and St. Joseph access to PLTW and to engage the community, develop the talent pipeline, and empower students to thrive.

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The Dart Foundation has united with PLTW to support PLTW Engineering programs in and around communities with Dart Container facilities.

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Dow Chemical Company and PLTW work together to transform STEM education into a driver for innovation, advanced manufacturing, and economic prosperity. Since 2014, the company has supported PLTW programs in key Dow communities in Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

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East Kentucky Power Cooperative partners with PLTW to further its goals of creating a workforce ready for high-skill and high-wage jobs in a targeted 25-county region, developing and retaining quality STEM educators, and attracting economic development opportunities.

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GE has partnered with PLTW to provide funding for PLTW program implementations in the Boston Public Schools district and to support leadership conferences on STEM education.

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General Motors (GM) has united with PLTW to support the implementation of PLTW Engineering and PLTW Gateway programs in Michigan. The partnership has made an immediate positive impact on GM’s workforce needs.

Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Together, the Georgia Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) and PLTW empower schools in Southwest Georgia to prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. GOSA supports the implementation of PLTW’s K-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

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Georgia-Pacific has united with PLTW to support the implementation of PLTW Launch, PLTW Gateway, and PLTW Engineering programs at schools located in Arkansas and Louisiana.

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The Goizueta Foundation has united with PLTW to support PLTW Launch and PLTW Gateway programs in the 10-county Atlanta metropolitan area, which is composed of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties.

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The Indiana Commission of Higher Education awarded PLTW a grant to help offset the cost of PLTW Professional Development for more than 600 Indiana public and charter school teachers.

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With PLTW, the Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council is furthering its commitment to building a strong STEM education foundation for all Iowans. Since 2013, the council has provided over 240 elementary, middle, and high schools with funding for PLTW programs.

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Since 2012, John Deere has partnered with PLTW to help inspire the next generation of innovators. John Deere supports PLTW Launch and PLTW Gateway programs in communities across the U.S. where the company’s employees live and work.

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Since 2011, the Kansas City STEM Alliance has supported PLTW in the Kansas City regional area through advocacy, professional development opportunities, industry mentorships, student scholarships and competitions, and more.

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The Kentucky Council On Postsecondary Education has partnered with PLTW to expand existing PLTW programs in Kentucky and bring new pathways to schools in the state.

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The Kosciusko County Community Foundation has united with PLTW to give every school in Kosciusko County, Indiana, access to PLTW and to engage the community around the common goals of developing the region’s talent pipeline and providing opportunities for students.

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Since 2010, Leidos has formed partnerships with schools across the nation to support their adoption of PLTW programs. Leidos has funded PLTW programs in eight states, as well as STEM coaching awards and strategic events to further PLTW’s mission.

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Lilly Endowment Inc. provided a grant to PLTW to support the implementation of PLTW Biomedical Science programs at 14 Indiana high schools.

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The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation partners with PLTW to give every school in Marshall County, Indiana, access to PLTW and to engage the community, develop the region’s talent pipeline, and empower students to thrive.

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As a program of the One8 Foundation, Mass STEM Hub is partnering with PLTW and WPI to expand high-quality STEM programs in Massachusetts. Mass STEM Hub is working to connect students and teachers to their peers and industry professionals across the state to enrich PLTW coursework.

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The Massachusetts Governor's STEM Advisory Council and Workforce Skills Cabinet work with PLTW to expand access to college and career pathways – with a focus on computer science and engineering – for middle and high school students across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Since 2008, National Instruments has partnered with PLTW to give students access to cutting-edge hardware and software used in educational and industry settings. National Instruments has also contributed subject-matter expertise to the PLTW course Digital Electronics.

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The One8 Foundation supports highly effective nonprofits to scale proven programs delivering educational excellence for all students. One8 supports the adoption and quality implementation of PLTW in Massachusetts in partnership with PLTW and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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QEP believes STEM education is vital to its business and to the country’s ability to compete in the global economy. QEP has provided $2.8 million in funding to schools for the implementation of PLTW programs in Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Samsung partners with PLTW to expand student learning and recognition opportunities through the 2016-17 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge.

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Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) partners with PLTW to further its SOAR-STEM initiative goals: preparing students for high-skill, high-wage jobs in a targeted 25-county region, developing and retaining STEM educators, and attracting economic development opportunities.

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The Sid W. Richardson Foundation supports PLTW programs in the Fort Worth Independent School District. The foundation has committed matching funds for the Lockheed Martin National Grant awarded to Fort Worth ISD to support the implementation of the district’s PLTW programs.

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SketchUp provides PLTW Gateway students with access to 3-D modeling software, empowering PLTW students to illustrate their thoughts and ideas as part of the engineering design process.

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The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation has partnered with PLTW to support the implementation of courses in PLTW’s engineering pathway at middle and high schools across the country.

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Since 2015, Strada has partnered with PLTW to prepare high school students in Hawaii with problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative skills for rewarding careers and successful lives.

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Since 2013, SunPower – a leader in solar energy solutions – has partnered with PLTW to support the implementation and enhancement of PLTW programs and state initiatives in communities throughout California.

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Syngenta – a leader in agriculture – has united with PLTW to provide PLTW teachers with a biotechnology and agriculture summer fellowship in which teachers create units and projects to use in their classrooms.

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship partners with PLTW to develop national apprenticeship programs in STEM for PLTW students.

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The United Way of Marshall County has partnered with PLTW to give every school in Marshall County, Indiana, access to PLTW and to engage the community, develop the region’s talent pipeline, and empower students to thrive.

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Through its partnership with PLTW, the United Way of St. Joseph County has made it possible for every school in St. Joseph County, Indiana, to offer PLTW programs, providing students with career learning opportunities and developing the region’s future talent pipeline.

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In 2014, the Utah STEM Action Center partnered with PLTW to assist in the implementation and enhancement of PLTW Gateway programs in middle schools across the state.

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Vernier provides PLTW students and teachers with access to award-winning interfaces, sensors, and software to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.

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Since 2010, VEX Robotics has united with PLTW to provide students with access to custom robotics kits. Through the partnership, VEX Robotics and PLTW have collaborated to develop innovative ways to deliver unique learning experiences through the latest technology and software.

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Ward’s Science partners with PLTW to further its support of educators who inspire the STEM leaders of tomorrow. Through the partnership, Ward’s Science provides students and teachers with access to quality science education materials.

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