Project Lead The Way is the nation's leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs. Through world class K-12 curriculum, high quality teacher professional development, and outstanding partnership, PLTW is helping students develop the skills needed to succeed in the global economy. From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
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An associate degree in engineering technology often leads to a job as a mechanical engineering technician. These techs typically prepare layouts, review blueprints, conduct tests and assist in the design of consumer goods, commercial equipment and industrial machinery.
A bachelor's degree in engineering provides students with the fundamental engineering training they need to start exciting careers in the engineering field. With an extensive variety of engineering specialties available, including aerospace, biomedical, environmental and technology, engineering students have the opportunity to find the perfect niche for their career interests.
There are numerous options for getting a graduate degree as an engineer. The most obvious is a Master’s in Engineering in your current field of engineering (Civil, Electrical, Computer/Software, etc.). However, many engineers actually choose to earn a similar, but different degree, such as Engineering Management, Project Management, or even an MBA with a business, technology, or international focus. The main reason is that it provides a substantial level of diversity for you as you continue to move up in a company.