Another year and with even more excitement, Intelitek will once again play a major role in sponsoring the SkillsUSA National Competition by arranging and running three key competitions. Intelitek has been supporting SkillsUSA since 1991 and we are so proud to continue our commitment to growing the skills of America’s youth and workforce to meet the demands of the changing work environment.
In 1991, Automated Manufacturing Technology and Robotics and Automatic Technology competitions probably had a different feel than in 2016, but we are sure the challenges and competitive spirit have remained the same. Since then we also added Mobile Robotics Technology to the competitions we arrange and Intelitek will have a team of people and a lot of equipment involved in arranging, setting up, running and judging the events. We look forward to seeing another batch of eager participants.
This year the competitions have evolved again and we will combine planning, programming, simulation and real-world implementation phases into the process. Intelitek and our event partners will provide the teams with all the components, software, materials and machinery required.
As a company and as a team we challenge ourselves every day to advance our Teaching Solutions and when we arrive in Louisville, seeing the investment from the organizers and teams and the dedication of the participants is what drives us. SkillsUSA inspires our team to come back next year with even more vigor and newer ideas.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.
To learn more about the full line of education programs from Intelitek, visit www.intelitek.com
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It’s official –
We’ve moved to our brand new HQ offices in Derry, NH!
We are excited to announce that our team has moved into a new location in Derry, New Hampshire. Our brand new building features larger office space, demo-rooms, and an expanded logistics & operations warehouse.
Our new modern building is well-equipped with a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) and will be used by the community. We also have a professional development classrooms for teachers and students as well as a few demo-rooms and open spaces for training.
Our new location is just 10 minutes away from the Manchester airport which makes visiting us even easier!
The new address is 18 Tsienneto Rd. Derry, NH 03038 and we hope to see you there soon at one of our events!
Even though we’ve moved, we still have the same phone number so feel free to give us a call, we would love to hear from you!
– The Intelitek Team
A fleet of robots built and programmed by elementary students recently went head to head in the exciting Vex Robotics Tournament held at Richton Elementary School in Richton MS. Robots were tasked with moving objects around an obstacle course, earning points for each successful move.
Richton’s team was completely made up of 6th graders, making them by far the youngest team entering the competition. Teachers were also quick to point out to KFVS12 News that there were just as many girls competing as boys, showing that these exciting initiatives are encouraging more and more enterprising students to explore a career in manufacturing, robotics and computer science.
To get the most out of the competition, robots are delivered to the teams completely unassembled, and it’s up to the students to build them from scratch. It’s a challenging and fun activity with a competitive element that gets kids highly interested in STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Other useful real-world skills are fostered, such as project management, time management, working in groups and problem solving. The competition is a culmination of a lot of hard work and determination from these young engineers.
We’re proud that this initiative is running on Intelitek’s software, with students programming their robots using easyC, a programming language designed to be powerful enough to perform advanced operations but simple enough for young students to pick up.
Intelitek will be supporting the 800+ teams for the 8th consecutive year at the 2015 Vex World Championships. Look for the “Micro/Macro”, a VEX EDR robot driven and autographed by Mike Rowe at our Interactive Exhibitor display area booth E1017. Play robot Freeze tag with your friends or adversaries and ask one of our team members how to participate in our QR code sweepstakes to enroll for a 90 day license of EasyC v5. One lucky registrant will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet.
Our team of experts will also be assiting VRC Middle School, VRC High School and VEX U teams participating in the VEX EDR Highrise competition at the Software Support desk answering easyC v4 and easyC v5 technical questions.
This will be our first year offering assistance to Elementary and Middle school VEX IQ teams at the VEX IQ Highrise Challenge Software Support desk for teams using easyC v5 for VEX IQ.
Schedule of Events
VEX Worlds 2015 will take place at the Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, Kentucky 40209
Wednesday, April 15th
1:00PM – 7:00PM
Thursday, April 16th
8:00AM – 7:00PM
Friday, April 17th
8:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday, April 18th
8:00AM – 12:00PM
Intelitek was invited to participate in the United States Fab Lab Network Symposium hosted by Gateway Technical College at its S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant, WI.
The theme of this symposium focused on financial sustainability and growth of Fab Labs, start-up workshops on how to get a Fab Lab up and running, leveraging Fab Labs for entrepreneurship, incorporating Fab Labs into educational programs, and equipment vendors demonstrating projects and capabilities.
The Symposium included 2 full days of presentations, classes and speakers where attendees had the opportunity to get the information needed for their FabLab or Makerspace. Intelitek presented on solutions available with cutting edge hardware, software, professional development, as well as e-learning curriculum.