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Education Impact Awards

Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology (MET)

EDUCATORS

MET Awards

Educators who encourage students to become engaged in future career opportunities in STEM, especially focused on Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology, are encouraged to apply for a MET Education Impact Award.

The Spring 2023 MET Education Impact Award submissions must be received by March 31 at 11:59pm.

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Guidelines

Special thanks to our 2023 WMC Foundation Sponsors for their commitment to our events and programs throughout the year!

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Who is a MET Educator?

An educator who encourages students to become engaged in future career opportunities in STEM, especially focused on Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology, by providing them with the academic and technical skills they will need to build their future, as well as to inspire them to continue to be lifelong learners.  This can be done through many different methods, including but not limited to, unique methods of teaching, engaging students with real-world problems, and being a facilitator of learning through encouraging the students to learn, be curious and to innovate.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Any educator in the State of Wisconsin who teaches Manufacturing, Engineering or Technology career readiness and/or essential job skills in their classroom.

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Prizes

The MET competition includes two levels of awards and three categories within each award:

Middle School MET Educator:

  • $5,000 prize: First place winner
  • $3,000 prize: Second place winner
  • $2,000 prize: Third place winner

High School MET Educator:

  • $5,000 prize: First place winner
  • $3,000 prize: Second place winner
  • $2,000 prize: Third place winner
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Award Details and Application Checklist

  1.  What is your teaching philosophy in order to get students engaged and inspired about learning as well as careers in MET related fields?
  2.  Why did you become a teacher?
  3.  Why do you feel you fit our definition of a MET Educator or MET Coordinator?
  4.  MET Educators: Describe a specific project you have taught in STEM within the last 2 years that focuses on MET related careers and discuss how the project inspired, engaged, and challenged the students pursue careers in MET fields.
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Judging Criteria

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Entry Deadline and Questions

Entries must be submitted in the links above by 11:59PM on March 31

Questions should be directed to Michelle Grajkowski, Senior Director, Wisconsin Business World at (608) 661-6904, or at mgrajkowski@wmc.org.

Business World in the Classroom

Student Competitions

Business is a Force for Good Essay Contest

Spring 2023 Contest

Behind every great state are companies helping support local activities, individual livelihoods and strong communities through external efforts and strong internal workplace cultures.

Students are challenged to write an essay of no more than 1000 words highlighting why they love living in Wisconsin and to discuss at least one business that shapes their community and that embodies the message that Business is a Force for Good.

Innovation Competition

Spring 2023 Contest

In order to thrive, businesses need to constantly be thinking two steps ahead of today. The Wisconsin-based Kwik trip Corporation has generously partnered with the Wisconsin Business World to bring you our inaugural bi-annual statewide classroom Culture and Innovation Competition. 

Students are invited to create a new product idea for the Kwik Trip Convenience Stores and creatively present the idea in a format of their choice: video essay, video commercial, written essay, recorded sales pitch, or other presentation style.