School: Dowagiac Middle School
Our grant application seeks funding for an innovative educational project preparing middle school students for the 21st-century workforce. It introduces a laser and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum into industrial technology classes, fostering interdisciplinary skills and problem-solving.Our primary goal is to expose students to cutting-edge technology early, instilling a passion for innovation. This aligns with the demand for a workforce with technical and creative skills, preparing them for future careers.Our project encourages innovation, offering real-world learning experiences. We aim to create a skilled workforce ready for a competitive and interconnected world.Additionally, the equipment acquired through this project benefits our High School CTE programs. It enhances students' understanding of engineering and robotics, giving them a competitive edge.