In a community near Austin, TX, our Founder, Jenny Lineberger – a civil engineer/adjunct professor, and mother of three – was looking to enroll her kids in a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) summer camp program. After checking with all the nearby school districts, she wasn’t able to find any summer camps for school-age kids, that offered any type of computer drafting, 3d modeling, or 3d printing. She saw how much fun her kids had at home designing in 3d, so she decided to start a CAD academy for kids in their school district.
We are now a passionate team of engineers and educators who believe that awesome technology education should be available to kids in all school districts.
At Kids Can CAD, we are on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what 3D design is.
We inspire young kids to pursue careers in science, engineering, and the arts, by providing an environment where they can explore their creativity in design.
More than ever, a high-quality math and science education is the foundation for opportunity. Yet, millions of students across the country live in STEM deserts – school communities without access to rigorous and engaging math and science courses. Our vision is for our program to reach as many kids as possible, specially in urban and rural communities, where access to high-level math and science courses is often out of reach.
Start a Kids Can CAD Academy in your location, and
Make a difference in your community!
Kids Can CAD Academy is an Austin, Texas-based franchise offering STEAM education through After School Programs and Summer Camps. We introduce kids to the field of Engineering Design using 3D Modeling software and 3D Printers. Our students explore emerging technologies and new ways of designing that are transforming the way we make things.
Why kids can cad academy?
STEAM Education is a fast growing and permanent market.
The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require math and science skills. According to 10-year predictions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 15 of the 20 fastest growing fields will require significant math and science preparation. The United States must produce workers proficient in these fields to stay at the cutting edge of science and technology throughout the 21st century.
Unfortunately, the country is not currently at the forefront in these areas of study. Fewer students are majoring in fields of study that require a significant amount of math and science, which is slowly evolving into a shortage of skilled workers in these fields. If the trend continues, there will be a significant employment shortage in important industries like science and engineering in the not-so-distant future. Kids Can CAD Academy seeks to be a part of the solution to this problem by introducing young children to the field of engineering.
Be your own boss!...with the support of a strong foundation and guidance from an already established headquarters.
Because you don’t have to re-invent the wheel, the risk of making mistakes is low. Kids Can CAD Academy already has solutions in place to help you get established quickly in your area. During our training sessions, you will be provided with all of the information you need to start your Kids Can CAD Academy. With the support of our highly skilled graphic design team, you will have access to marketing materials to quickly develop a professional looking presence in your market. You will receive the curriculum for our courses and a Starter Kit containing the necessary equipment to get started.
Low Franchise Fee and Startup Cost.
Costs are significantly less than most franchises, particularly due to low initial staffing needs and no need to build out a retail space. To find out more about our Low Franchise Fee and Startup Cost, please fill out the Information Request form at the bottom of the Franchise Page.