02 Jun Project hopes to lead students toward careers in technology, engineering
Project Lead the Way grew by 32 percent in 2008 thanks to enthusiastic students and parents, dedicated teachers and administrators, and financial support from school boards, industry and the state. An informative series of middle and high school classes that blend science, technology, engineering and math, Project Lead The Way is now available in 161 Wisconsin schools.
Locally, the program has been offered at Burlington High School starting this school year. Currently 44 students are enrolled in the program.
The courses in Project Lead The Way are growing due to student interest. It is a great place for students to learn about careers in the engineering field. The students learn the application of science, math and technology through hands on experiences.
In 2008, Project Lead The Way enrolled 20,213 Wisconsin middle and high school students. In 2007, Wisconsin’s student enrollment in Project Lead The Way was 15,241, which was more than double the number of enrolled students in 2006. Business and state education leaders hope to continue this expansion during 2009, as enrollment since the program’s start in 1999 has steadily increased due to the collaborative efforts of schools, public and private organizations and the business community.
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