Constant advances in technology are creating a rapidly changing job market for this upcoming generation. It can be especially difficult for schools to keep up with the equipment needed for students to stay well informed and prepared for the future workplace.
There are ways to offset (or completely cover) the costs of a robotics lab for your school so that you can justify the expenses with your school board or business office and take the next steps to making your vision for this lab a reality.
Foundations across the country are interested in investing in the tech future of education. Grants typically help cover the cost of new projects, new equipment, or new facilities rather than covering operating expenses, like staffing or utilities. If you don’t know where to start with grant research or grant writing, IST US can help you with some or all of the grant writing process.
Data Gathering / Industrial Market Share Data
If you are trying to make the case for this new and important addition to your school, college, or university, any board members or administrators are going to want to see the “why” behind the investment. There is plenty of information out there to support the growing market demand for well-equipped students entering the manufacturing workforce. We can help you gather data from across the country as well as in your particular region to support the connections between your lab and the area manufacturing companies, so your administration can see the value of implementing robotics, in the classroom and beyond.
Industry Support Letters
There are some robotics and automation curriculum that teach these skills, but the equipment that is being used is not applicable to the area’s industries. IST US prepares students for future jobs by pairing industry-grade equipment with the latest curriculum and credentials required by your region’s biggest manufacturers. We can help you secure letters of support from industry experts that make a case for the addition of a robotics lab in your school.
Leveraging State and Federal Funds
The future of manufacturing in the United States is at the forefront of many politicians’ minds. It’s one area of investment that most politicians seem to agree on. Because of this, there are millions of dollars available for supporting robotics technology and automation training through many state and federal governments. IST US is well aware of the opportunities out there and can help you find, write, and secure funding for this project.
If you aren’t sure how you’ll fund your robotics lab, don’t let your vision die on the vine. Let the team at IST US help you take your dreams and find the funding to make them a reality. We can help with every single one of the initiatives above to take the burden of securing funding off of your shoulders. Visit our website to book a call.