Jan 10, 2022

STEM Initiative Seeps Through County Schools, Expected to Grow as Interest Increases

Students working on robotics

JACKSON COUNTY  Toni Burks never thought she'd be a teacher. She has a degree in computer science and was a software engineer for years. But things change, and that's what Project Lead The Way is all about  helping students find out what they want in their future careers.   

Jackson County Public Schools joined dozens of other K-12 institutions in West Virginia two years ago by adding Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses to its curriculum. With the program, the county now offers engineering, computer science, energy and robotics courses in some of its schools.