GIBSON CO., IN (WFIE) - Twenty-two schools across southwest Indiana are helping to prepare students in science, technology, engineering, and math thanks to a grant from Toyota and Project Lead the Way. $290,000 was awarded to the schools.
The grants will provide curriculum and help create hands-on learning in classrooms in the STEM fields.
One principal says it's a great way for kids to explore various careers.
"The earlier we can introduce students to a particular or set of interests, the better off we are," said PCIS Principal David McClary. "When we can run hands-on programs in the classroom, kids are very thirsty for that and very hungry for that."
Last year, Project Lead the Way received a $2 million grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to support more than 100 schools across the United States.