BENEFITING: VISIONARY CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
Manufacturing really is a cool industry!!! But we are facing a huge gap in skilled workers, because many do not understand what the industry really looks like today. We need to get more individuals interested in this industry so that we can build a strong pipeline for our manufacturers. The best way we found to do this is through our mobile manufacturing experience. VCSC has a mobile classroom, equipped with tools like CNC controls, robotics, and additive manufacturing, that we take around the country to inform visitors of what the industry looks like today. Imagine being able to play a game of Connect 4 with a robot, or watch a robotic process cell create a 3-dimensional cardboard design. See how a 3D printer works and learn about 3D scanning.
We also provide information on the educational and career pathways that are available for kids of ALL AGES! We partner with the local communities to learn what manufacturers need in the region, what educational programs are in place, and build a tailored approach to support what already exists.
Help us raise $15,000 to take our trailer on the road again! We have been asked to participate as part of an awesome science fair in California this fall/winter. It will be a great opportunity for kids to learn about the future of manufacturing in the US and meet with schools and manufacturers from across the country!