Recognizing the need for a strong, skilled workforce pipeline for business retention and expansion, the Natchitoches Community Alliance works in the bounds of the Natchitoches Education Fund to provide community support for five focus areas, including Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused curriculum for middle and high school students.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the nation’s leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education for middle schools and high schools. PLTW’s comprehensive curriculum, which is collaboratively developed by PLTW teachers, University educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators, emphasizes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and real-world problem solving. The hands-on, project-based program engages you, the student, on multiple levels, exposes you to areas of study that you may not typically pursue, and provides you with a foundation and path to college and career success in STEM related fields.

More than 6,500 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW courses to their students. Currently, there are 96 PLTW programs in Louisiana. PLTW courses follow national and state standards, though the program is customizable. Funding opportunities are available through grants and the PLTW partnerships across the state and nation.

Visit the NSU PLTW landing page here for information on upcoming events.

Click here to view the latest updates on PLTW.