Engineering for Kids Announces 100th Franchise
Growing STEM Educator Begins 2014 Strong and Maintaining Goal of Adding 40-50 Locations This Year
Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 - Engineering For Kids, the beloved science, technology, engineering, and math program, is excited to announce that the company has awarded its 100th franchise. The newest franchise, located in Lakeland, Florida, marks an achievement that has surpassed the expectations set by CEO Dori Roberts, "This has been an amazing accomplishment that was unexpected in less than three years of franchising. We are very proud of our franchisees who are inspiring the next generation of engineers." Engineering For Kids is now inspiring in 26 states and 9 different countries.
Founded in July of 2009, Engineering For Kids first began offering its programs to young engineers in Northern Virginia. Dori Roberts decided that the best way to inspire the next generation on a global scale was through the franchise platform. The first Engineering For Kids franchise was awarded in December of 2011 and the 100th agreement was signed in April 2014. In 2013, Engineering For Kids increased system sales by 351.3%. With ever-increasing revenues, Engineering For Kids is excited to expand into new regions and inspire the next generation of engineers all over the world.
As a low-barrier opportunity with room to grow, Engineering for Kids franchisees have the option of taking their home-based franchise and eventually open a learning center, which are typically 1,200 square feet in size. An ideal franchisee is someone who is well connected in their community, a parent or an individual who has a passion for educating children.
"Our most successful franchisees are those who truly understand the need for supplemental education to elevate kids beyond the standards taught in public education," explained Roberts. "These people see funding cuts and the gaps in curriculum at their own children’s schools and want to fill that need."
Engineering for Kids also retains an active and engaging Facebook page featuring fun and informative information on engineering. ‘Like’ the page at http://www.facebook.com/engineeringforkids.
About Engineering for Kids
Engineering for Kids is a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based franchise offering a range of learning-based classes including after school programs, camps, evening classes, in-school field trips, workshops and even birthday parties for kids ages 4-14. Founded by Dori Roberts, Engineering for Kids has 102 locations throughout the world, offering classes on Aerospace, Chemical, Civil and Industrial Engineering to help kids develop math and science skills. For more information, visit http://www.engineeringforkids.com.
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