A group of Washburn Rural Middle School students will gain firsthand knowledge about the life of an engineer Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, when they participate in “Skills to Achieve” a Junior Achievement program bringing students to a corporate site for a stimulating and impactful one-day experience. Company employee-volunteers will team-teach four Junior Achievement lessons focusing on problem solving, real-world application of STEM-related knowledge and workforce readiness skills. The students will also discover first-hand what it’s like to work for Bartlett & West. The “Skills to Achieve” program at Bartlett & West is the first of its kind in the state of Kansas.
Bartlett & West, headquartered in Topeka since 1951, has 14 offices in 10 states. The firm provides engineering, technology solutions and other professional services to a wide range of clients. The Topeka office employs 171 area people and serves local and regional municipalities, water districts, rail companies, land developers, architects, private industry and other clients.