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The entire team at MetalWorks Engineering prides ourselves on helping local youth learn more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics both in school and through their extra circular activities outside of school. We have supported local robotics teams for many years with both mentorship and manufacturing assistance on their student designed and assembled robots. In particular, teams participating in FIRST Robotics competitions have visited our facilities in Hialeah and gained hands on experience with modern manufacturing techniques and associated solid modeling design methods that result in machinable and easy to assemble part design.


FRC Team 4592, "The Mighty Mechanical Mustangs" or M3 for short, is a robotics club at McArthur High School in Hollywood, Florida and was founded in 2013. M3 competes in the annual FIRST Robotics Competitions, in which they have a 6 week time frame to build, design, and program a robot.

The student run and operated robotics program learn skills in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field, as well as life skills such as communication, useful business practices, project management and how to work effectively with others under high-stress situations.

M3 has worked closely with MetalWorks Engineering since 2014 where our Director of Operations, Igor Kotlyar learned about the team at a local Solidworks user group presentation and offered the fabrication assistance to this Florida Title 1 high school.

The M3 robotics club is a student run program divided into multiple sub-teams including business, design, build, and programming. Students select the sub-team they believe is closest to their field of interest and jump right in, to this year-round program as directed by Engineering Instructor, Robert Derrick. To learn more, visit our website.


Tech-Tiger robotics team was formed in 2004 at Atlantic Technical Center Magnet High School and since transferred to become a 4-H Robotics Club located in Deerfield Beach, FL. Our goal is to mentor and inspire youth to pursue studies in STEM fields. The mission of Tech-Tiger Robotics is to inspire leadership in kids and to engage them in a mentor-based program that builds science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills. Our team has been part of the FIRST Robotics organization for the past fourteen years, and participates in FRC, FLL and FTC challenges every year.

FIRST Robotics competitions gets youth involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), encouraging them to break boundaries through their untapped innovation and creativity. Working with various mentors allows students to get hands-on experience in different fields of study, and learn workforce skills, ranging from programming and engineering to marketing and public speaking. To learn more, visit our website.


Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College is a unique dual-learning environment set in the Town of Miami Lakes, Florida. The high school component of our campus includes approximately 1500 students organized into six rigorous, career-themed academies: Cambridge, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Health Science, Information Technology, and Trade & Industry. In each, the instructional program is designed around the integration of traditional academic learning with vocational technical courses.

In most instances, our high school students can earn both a high school diploma and a vocational certificate and/or industry certification by the time they complete twelfth grade. MetalWorks Engineering has been a longtime supporter of their robotics programs and offered mentorship and fabrication assistance when called upon. To learn more, visit our website.