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MidAmerica Industrial Park Provides Funding for Area SmartLab HQs

Written by Bill Laurienti

MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) in Pryor, OK has joined a growing list of corporate and private foundations providing funding for SmartLab HQs in their community schools.

MAIP is the largest industrial park in the state and is home to more than 80 companies—from small manufacturing and service enterprises to global leaders like Google.

MAIP has committed $1.2 million to fund SmartLab HQs (STEM labs) in five local school districts.

“Our goal is to create a pipeline of highly trained workers who possess the skills, attitude and characteristics needed by our employers,” said Dave Stewart, Chief Administrative Officer for MAIP.

Learn more about the MAIP SmartLab grant here and here.

Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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