workforce development

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Maker in Residence?

FabNewport is exploring the possibility of hosting Maker in Residence for the summer of 2015. FabNewport Maker in Residence will have access to FabNewport’s Lab and Jamestown Arts Center facilities. The goal is to add panache to our emerging Maker Culture by: working on projects in a public forum running […]

Students Teaching Students: Yes!

One Met student, Pat, taught another, Julio, how to use a powerful 3D design program, OpenSCAD. Julio, from Providence, was struggling to get his prototype completed so he took the bus to FabNewport this morning seeking support and inspiration. Julio has designed the “bait box;” A little gizmo designed to […]

Creating an Ecosystem of Learning

What could an ecosystem of learners look like in Newport County? In my moments of grandest delusion I imagine inquiring minds of all ages visiting our areas great institutions–IYRS, Newport Art Museum, the Breakers, Rogers High School Wood Shop, the YMCA, Salve Regina University–and saying, “I am here to learn. […]