Why Learn Robotics?


Will robots change our lives in the future? It's a funny question to ask when they're changing our lives now in so many ways and they have been for years. Robots have always been a exciting piece of technology, programmable to move, speak, listen, light up, and follow instructions as directed. There is nothing quite as fun — and educational — as building one’s own robot and setting it through the paces of a race, an activity or a challenge.

Robotics as a discipline covers all of the subjects of STEM, so it’s a well-rounded approach to education. It is a fun way to bring STEM to life, and that’s important because STEM is the key to a successful future for students.

Our NEXT will be even more modern, advanced and highly technology driven. The rate of change is only increasing, we need a future generation that can do more wonders and leverage the power of technology in a better way to construct the new building blocks of our future. Early engagement is the key here, this is when the creative thinking of children is best shaped. 

Robotics education not only prepares our future generations for digital world, it develops key skills including: problem solving, creativity, teamwork and independent thinking. 

For the ones that love stats and data. Some data points to bring this to life 

  • STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. Source: U. S. Department of Commerce
  • 39% of UK Companies are struggling to recruit workers with STEM skills . The UK faces a shortfall of 36,800 qualified engineers by 2050 due to skills shortages. Source: telegraph.co.uk
  • Current STEM job shortage costing the UK an average £1.5bn per year, STEM has taken its place as a must-have skill for today’s students. Source: telegraph.co.uk