For several years now, federal and state governments have been setting increasingly higher standards for educational institutions to focus on STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The programs are becoming mandatory parts of curriculum in many states – and at all levels of education.
Giving students access to traditional manufacturing tools, 3D printing technology, and CAD certifications can be a great recruiting tool if you’re a private institution. Still, this presents an opportunity for all schools to prepare their students for optimal placement at competitive universities. Ultimately, this type of exposure makes students more sought after by tech companies.