"Champions of Change is where the White House can celebrate individuals who empower and inspire their communities. This may be through social programs, education, job creation or any other aspect of making."
Making Makers, the second in the Makers Series by Alcoa Foundation and Hope Street Group, takes a candid look at competency and credentialing systems in the industry to overcome the frequently faced education, training and recruitment challenges. The report frames solutions, identifies best practices and goes on to propose an innovative model for a fully integrated manufacturing ecosystem.
Envision a classroom where students are actually working as engineers—a classroom where students imagine, invent, design, test, and collaborate to solve compelling problems. Picture a classroom where creativity flourishes and making mistakes is part of the learning process, as students discover for themselves what works and what does not. And imagine a classroom where every student walks away from a lesson with a working machine, pop-up, or another 3D object they designed and created themselves.