The Xtreme BOTS program is second to none-it is the gold standard for project based technical education. As a twenty year teacher it is thrilling to see my students become highly engaged in a rigorous manufacturing experience with industry mentor-ship. I count myself fortunate to be teaching in Dayton, Ohio where the Xtreme BOTS program is making a difference in the lives of students and teachers. I can’t remember the last time I saw my students get this excited!
The BOTS program has been good for our recruiting of students. It is a very motivational program, and helps students develop the 21st century skills employers keep telling us they want, like problem solving, ability to work as part of a team, project and time management, on top of the technical skills. I still subscribe to the belief that this is the best vehicle to interest and excite kids about careers in manufacturing.