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SolidProfessor Expands Technology Grant Program so More Students Can Receive Technological Training at Reduced Cost

by • July 12, 2016 • No Comments

solidprofessor_logo_mediumSimilar to all things else, there’s a great and a bad side to the lightning-swift innovation of innovation. The benefits outweigh the problems, in my opinion, as lives are saved and jobs are made. One drawback, yet, is that those jobs are being made so swift that we can barely store up. It is a race to get students educated, up to date and proficient in the newest innovation preceding they graduate into the workforce.

Fortunately, there are a lot of companies willing to devote their time and resources to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education. SolidProfessor has been offering online training courses in create software for over a decade, and earlier this year they started expanding their selection with beginning courses in 3D printing. They’re in addition assisting to address another issue plaguing STEM education – lack of funding.

Many schools only don’t have the money to equip themselves with the tools necessary to teach 3D printing, robotics, or other advancing innovation. Donations of equipment of companies such as MakerBot, Dremel and others assist immensely, and most schools rely on such donations and grants to be able-bodied to implement any sort of technological education programs at all. Now SolidProfessor is quite stepping up to the plate by offering not only training programs but generous funding to schools to assist implement additional thorough STEM education.

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Last year, the company gave additional than $3 million to middle schools, high schools, universities, community colleges and other post-secondary institutions as part of their Technology Grant program, and this year they plan to expand it actually additional so that additional schools can implement desperately requireed technological education at little expense.

“There is a expanding skills gap in STEM fields as additional jobs are being made and there are not adequate students graduating with the STEM skills they require for the quickly expanding industries,” said Matt May, Director of Education for SolidProfessor. “Schools are challenged with budget cuts and limited resources. Through the SolidProfessor Technology Grant program, we are working with skills to integrate STEM learning solutions into their classroom.”

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One recipient of the Technology Grant last year was Tulsa Technology Center, that unquestionably felt the benefits of the reduced-cost educational program. Michael Doering, an architect and instructor at the school, uses SolidProfessor programming to teach his students how to use SOLIDWORKS.

“Once I discovered SolidProfessor and their Technology Grant Program, I set up assignments for my students, and and so we may spend time in class on lessons that go on to create on the skills they learned on their own,” said Doering. “Now I can manufacture certain everyone is getting the same information. The lessons are right to the point, they have worked for my students.”

Thanks to the program, nine of Doering’s students passed the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) test, with one actually achieving a ideal score.

Teachers and school administrators can apply for a Technology Grant here, and students or parents can select their schools to obtain grants here. Discuss additional in the SolidProfessor 3D Printing Courses forum over at 3DPB.com.

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