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SmartLab Goes to China

Written by Bill Laurienti

In 1987, we made history by creating the first STEM lab in a U.S. public school. Now, the company is poised to break new ground by installing the first STEM lab in the People’s Republic of China. This exciting development is the result of a new joint venture with Beijing’s Zonekey Education Technology Company.

Explaining why the company chose to partner with Zonekey for its first international joint venture, Matthew Dickstein, CEO of Creative Learning Systems said, “We needed to find the right partner. Zonekey is well respected and established.”

Zonekey’s CEO, Dongmao Song remarked, “In China, it is well known that American people started STEM education.” He added, “There over 400,000 schools in China [with] over 200 million students, so China is a big market.”

The first pilot programs in China are expected to open in early 2016.

Read more about this exciting development for the company 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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