Betabox Learning extends partnership with the University of West Alabama to bring hands-on CTE to K12 Schools

In News by Sean Newman Maroni

February 22, 2021 – Raleigh, NC – North Carolina based hands-on learning company Betabox Learning expanded their partnership with the University of West Alabama to implement a K12 outreach program as a part of the LINCS initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor & the Delta Regional Authority. The K12 program has been developed to prepare students and train teachers in a 10-county west Alabama rural region on emerging technology skills.

Betabox labs are mobile, customizable, adaptable to different requirements, and are always at the cutting edge of innovative approaches and technologies used in education and training.

As students and teachers across the United States face an increasing number of challenges related to accessing high-quality STEM focused curriculum and materials, the LINCS program provides a distinct opportunity for Betabox to help this region prepare the future members of the workforce for their careers.

Based on the success of the Workforce Development program, Betabox will be deploying an additional “BXG” Mobile Learning Lab unit to launch the K12 initiative. Additionally, the company will also provide transportation, logistics, and coordination services of the Mobile Lab as it travels to schools across the 10-county region. Betabox will also develop career-ready curriculum and projects to be implemented both in-person and virtually, covering a variety of industry concepts and skills.

“Giving our K12 students and their teachers the opportunity to integrate STEM standards while exploring drone technology, building [robotic] cars and working with 3-D printers and more ensures a connected workforce pipeline from the present to the future. The Betabox BXG Mobile Learning Lab allows us the flexibility to take experiences to the schools while also creating a support system for the teachers and a workspace for the students where they can begin to visualize and discover potential career pathways together.” – Dr. Tina Jones, UWA’s Vice-President for Economic & Workforce Development.   

Betabox is perfectly suited to support the needs of the LINCS program. In addition to the Mobile Learning Lab programming, Betabox will be supplying supplemental hands-on projects for students and follow up Professional Development opportunities for teachers powered by an online K12 portal that provides the flexibility to meet the learner where they are, and to deliver solutions that improve the quality of education and learning long term.

“Betabox is excited to expand our partnership with UWA and bring career-ready curriculum and projects into K12 schools within the 10-county region under the grant that was awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Delta Regional Authority. Extending our impact to the students and teachers across this region, and creating opportunities to pursue new career opportunities is something we are excited to be a part of.” – Greg Pearlman, Chief Success Officer.

  

About Betabox Learning

Since 2015, Betabox has been busy bringing memorable hands-on learning experiences to K12 schools. Their Onsite Field Trips have impacted students in over 25 states. Betabox has partnered with brands like Red Hat, Boeing, MilliporeSigma, and more to unlock millions in funding for schools to augment their technology education programs. They are trusted by states like South Carolina to help rural counties, as well. To learn more, visit: https://betaboxlearning.com/ or contact Greg Pearlman at greg@betaboxlearning.com.