Considering its relatively recent step into the franchise business model, with a focus on creating even greater access to engineering programs for kids, Engineering for Kids continues to catch the attention of aspiring business operators seeking just the right kind of franchise. With a flexible and inclusive approach to STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) programs, the expansion of the brand has no end in sight.
Why flexible? Engineering for Kids franchisees have the ability to get kids involved in a variety of educational venues, including the obvious route of schools for the 4-14 age group, to all sorts of community recreation departments and summer camps. Franchisees can make it easy to incorporate and set up the program within existing curriculum by mirroring what’s taking place in class. Whatever the school needs, including adaptation in consideration of available grants, Engineering for Kids can tailor what’s on offer to students and remain compliant with national educational standards.
Additionally, franchisees take care of the paperwork, which means promotional materials, registration processes, and staffing needs are all completely part of the package at each educational venue. This leaves little headache involved to set up each program, which usually runs for a duration of six weeks, one after-school meeting per week. Engineering for Kids franchisees just need the space to get kids started on the projects that have been the focal point of the brand’s success so far. From robotics lessons to aerospace engineering, each program is specifically designed for certain age groups to ensure relevant and age appropriate instruction and challenges.
How is the concept inclusive? With the majority of those entering STEM based educational paths and careers being male, it’s no wonder that an attempt to involve girls in science-based after-school programs is important. In fact, only 1 in 10 engineers are female. Engineering for Kids programs are geared toward children from all sorts of backgrounds and both genders are very much a part of the different programs running in cities across the nation. By involving girls in learning about engineering concepts from an early age, Engineering for Kids is working to bridge the gender gap within the field, for today and for the future. Through the program, girls are able to foster a greater interest in engineering while boosting the fun quotient of the field.
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