In an interview with Insights Success, the Founder and CEO, Dennis Kambeitz of Robots.Education shares his insights behind the triumphant success of his organization in the global marketplace.
Below are the highlights of the interview conducted between Dennis and Insights Success:
Give a brief overview of the company and its vision.
The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of mankind. Millions of jobs will be eliminated by robotics and artificial intelligence, while millions of new jobs will be created. Equally important to understand is that a significant number of remaining jobs will be transformed.
The workplace is changing incredibly rapidly. As companies integrate more sophisticated technologies, job applicants who have strong technical skills (including robotics literacy) will have a huge advantage. It’s important to understand that we’re not advocating that “everyone needs to become a roboticist or a programmer”, but have robotics literacy will be a significant differentiator in the workforce within the next seven year, across a huge number of industries and jobs, including jobs that wouldn’t be considered to be “technical in nature”.
Robots.Education is a world leader in addressing this challenge. We teach robotics directly to children and adults through in-school and after-school programs, summer camps, and evening and weekend workshops. We also work closely with educators, helping them understand the best practices for teaching robotics. We’ve trained hundreds of educators how to teach robotics, and literally 100% of them have indicated that they would recommend us to their colleagues.
Our strategies for teaching robotics allow virtually anyone to acquire robotics literacy. Perhaps more importantly, our programs are incredibly engaging for students and we’ll see enrolment levels that far exceed anything that schools or other programs are achieving.
Over the past 4 years we’ve demonstrated robotics to more than 14,000 students from grades 4-12, and following our presentations, 90% of them have indicates that they would be interested in learning robotics. The coming decade will see explosive growth within the robotics industry, and the demand for robotics education will grow rapidly. Our approach to teaching robotics is incredibly inspirational, while our strategies and methodology allow virtually anyone to learn robotics.
99% of our program participants would recommend us to their friends and family.
What are the cutting-edge products/services offered by Robots.Education?
We use world-class technology and combine it with an approach that inspires almost everyone. Most other robotics programs tend to fall into two categories – the students are using low powered technology or they are high-end engineering programs. Once we accept that ALL our students need robotics literacy, the low powered option doesn’t teach enough, and the engineering programs only attract engineering minded students.
We teach real-world robotics in a way that inspires virtually everyone, and that virtually everyone can learn. There truly is nothing else like it.
What are the distinctive features/foundations that make Robots.Education unique from its competitors?
Our programs achieve incredibly strong results. 100% of the educators who we have trained would recommend us to colleagues, and 99% of program participants would recommend us to friends and family.
We make robotics fun for everyone. Our innovative approach to teaching robotics (and incredible levels of engagement) allows us to build strong relationships with educators, whereby they will often view us as a trusted resource, rather than an outside vendor.
Where does Robots.Education see itself in the long run and what are its future goals?
Robotics education will see massive growth over the coming decade, and Robots.Education has positioned themselves as global leaders in this area. Over the coming decade, we will inspire and educate millions of people on robotics, helping them be successful in both school and their careers.
About the Leader
Dennis is recognized as a global leader and passionate advocate for STEM and robotics education.
Dennis is regularly invited to speak at education conferences. Over the past three years, he’s being helping thousands of educators to comprehend the disruption in technology that will arrive in the workforce and what a company needs to do to prepare its students. His presentations have been described as “paradigm changing” and “something that ALL educators NEED to hear”.
Superintendents who hear his presentations will often ask Dennis to speak to their principals. And further those Principals will ask him to meet their staff members. Universities and school districts have flown Dennis across the continent to train their professors and teachers.
Dennis’s innovative approach to teaching robotics and coding has helped hundreds of schools to achieve unprecedented levels of student engagement across all demographics. His strategies has proved to be successful with boys, girls, nerds, jocks, the gifted, and even students who are not as academically inclined.
Testimonials from Robots.Education’s Clients:
“The session made me understand how far-reaching robotics is becoming. We have to change our educational structure to include all students in robotics/STEM.” – Joanne Sgroi, Technology Specialist, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
“Great Session, I liked the introduction to robotics at the beginning – puts it all into perspective.” – Anna Zborowska, Teacher, St. Gregory
“Best PD ever! Loved it! So Fun” – Sherri-Lynn Pearce, Counsellor, CSSD