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available to students who enter the field upon graduation from high school and college. Counselors are supplied with PLTW materials, including brochures and a video, to use with students and their parents.

In addition, PLTW has developed an exciting Middle School Technology Curriculum: Gateway To Technology. This project-based, cutting edge curriculum is 40 weeks in length and is divided into four 10-week units: Design and Modeling; The Magic of Electrons; The Science of Technology; Automation and Robotics. Designed for all students, the units address national standards in math, science and technology. One of the goals is to increase interest and awareness of female and minority students in technology and related careers. Gateway To Technology will also encourage increasing numbers of students to elect the high school To Print this page please set your margins to .25:   File -> Page Setup ->left and right margins .25

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How did the program begin?

A. Why is Project Lead The Way promoting engineering and engineering technology courses for high school students?

A. There is a critical shortage of engineers and engineering technologists entering the field at a time when technology is reinventing itself every few years. The number of job openings is increasing due to the expansion of jobs in the technical fields and the increasing numbers of engineers who are retiring.

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