Below is our recent interview with Sharmila Govindarajan, Co-founder and Director HR and Operations at Zebra Robotics:
Q: Can you tell us something more about Zebra Robotics?
A: Zebra Robotics is a pioneer in providing quality training to students in the field of robotics and coding. Its innovative approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education equips students with the skills and knowledge required to have the upper hand in a fast-paced, technology-driven future. Zebra’s curriculum is designed to challenge and engage students of all ages, from beginners to advanced coders.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Zebra recently announced it will be opening two more locations this year in Holly Springs, North Carolina and Oakville, Ontario. The franchise will be expanding to the Metrowest region of Greater Boston opening in January 2023. Boston Metro West will be the 10th Zebra Robotics center across the US and Canada since Zebra’s inception in 2014.
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Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: The education company offers year-round extracurricular courses and camps to kids in grades 1 through 12. We have an extensive curriculum offering over 25 courses in robotics, artificial intelligence, coding, electronics, and technology.
Zebra’s team of experienced instructors come from diverse backgrounds such as Computer Science, Robotics and Aerospace Engineering , Machine Learning, and more. The company is constantly identifying technology industry trends to provide its students with the tools they need to grow and be successful in their future endeavors.
We also offer a unique opportunity for our students to elevate their skills in competitions. Every year, Zebra Robotics students train to compete in multiple international robotics and coding competitions such as the First Lego League, World Robotics Olympiad, Zone 01, VEX Robotics Competition, and the Canada Computing Challenge. While we competitively train student’s in robotics and coding skills, we also place emphasis on core values including teamwork, responsibility, and professionalism. We want to provide students with practice to become future leaders in STEM.
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We have a modest growth plan to add 10 new locations in 2023 across the US and Canada. As these locations open, we are able to expand our reach to inspire the next generation of students to be confident, respectful, and knowledgeable team players. It is our hope that these students will grow up and strive to solve many of the world’s challenges using technology and STEM concepts they learned at Zebra Robotics.
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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: In addition to teaching kids robotics and coding, Zebra Robotics also has its own competition CROC (Coding and Robotics Open Challenge) where kids will compete to show off what they have learned in STEM. There is also a jeopardy style trivia where kids can flex their muscles in five areas namely: General Knowledge, Science & Tech, Art & Literature, Math & Computing and History & Geography.