CLARKE & CONCORDIA Engineering and Technology Initiatives, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and educating in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics disciplines in the CSRA community. Using private sponsor dollars from engineering companies and activist groups, we create, fund, host, and develop STEM initiatives like FIRST-affiliated Student Engineering Teams and local job-training programs to facilitate and cultivate organic interest in the sciences in the CSRA. We endeavor to develop the early-exposure interest in STEM fields as our children advance through their academic career, and we aspire to help adults become certified technicians and specialists and achieve greater things.
The experiences and lessons learned and endured from participating on a CCETI subsidiary Student Engineering Team is invaluable, and will serve our community well in the future when we have provided a plethora of veteran, impassioned workers; who are all-too-eager to pay back the tremendous contribution of their community in support of a program like this one.
CCETI Core Service Offering
Creating Student Engineering Teams providing a tactical "hands on" experience proven to engage students in STEM.
Students making connections to corporations to secure post-graduate employment and references.
Motivating students to excel in Math and Science to ensure readiness for the abundant rewarding career fields available in STEM careers.
Coaching K-12 and college students to train, recruit, and retain our future workforce in engineering and technology organizations.
Establishing internships to qualified students as Junior Mentors assisting schools in the leadership of Student Engineering Teams.
Ensuring the number of engineering and technology trained personnel are available to replace the vast amount of those retiring over the next 5 to 10 years.
Students gaining work experience in design, build, and programming.
Protecting continued operations for both products and services generated in the CSRA.
Increase the number of schools in the CSRA hosting Robotics Team Leagues in Aiken, Columbia, Edgefield and Richmond counties.
Increase the number of teams in existing CCETI schools implemented year 1.
Engage local colleges to enhance the number of mentors training students.
Increase the number of Engineering and Technology mentors recruited from corporations and the community.
Community STEM Advocates Speak Out
“I was very impressed by what I saw at the Student Engineering Expo hosted by Clarke & Concordia. The support provided by SRNS financially and through out engineering mentors for this was well worth it.”
Sharon Marra, Savannah River National Laboratory, Deputy Laboratory Director
Clarke & Concordia is a solution for future available jobs that won’t otherwise have the available people trained to fill them.
Dr. Perry Holcombe, B.S, M.S, Ph.D Analytical Chemistry, Retired Scientist from Savannah River Site
The M’Aiken Magic robotics team headed to Texas in April 2018 to compete on the international stage.
A total of 35 students comprised three teams in the first year of North Augusta High School’s robotics program, with one team taking the gold on the state level and moving on to the super-regional competition in San Antonio, Texas.
FLL Supreme Team Wins First Place!
Fourth and fifth graders at the Intermediate Literacy and Math Center took home a first place trophy at the 2018 regional competition hosted at A.R. Johnson Academy in Richmond County.
FLL Team at Augusta Prep Wins First Place and Advances to State
Middle school students at Augusta Prep sent the competition soaring off into space, as they won first place in their division and advanced to the state finals.