John Deere and PLTW: Opening Students’ Eyes to STEM Career Possibilities
Expanding Access to PLTW Programs and Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators
John Deere and PLTW first partnered in 2012, and since then our partnership has continued to grow. Support from the John Deere Foundation has helped expand access to PLTW in California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Wisconsin, empowering students to explore topics such as engineering, coding, and robotics. As a result of this partnership, more than 55,000 students have engaged in hands-on, collaborative problem solving focused on real-world challenges.
We are pleased to support Project Lead The Way in bringing world-class career learning programs to the schools in communities where our employees live and work. PLTW aligns with our desire to help students reach their potential by opening their eyes to career opportunities and preparing them with the knowledge and skill necessary to take advantage of those opportunities.
As one of our core values, innovation is critical to John Deere's success. But for innovation to exist and thrive, there must be dynamic educational opportunities like those created by Project Lead The Way to teach and inspire our next generation of innovators. Through Project Lead The Way, we see a unique capacity to make these types of educational opportunities available to all youth in the communities we call home.