Vocademy Maker Skills Academy Intended for Students Seeking College Alternative
The Academy states that this program is ideal for students seeking an alternative to college, a learning program to explore maker skills, an effective pre-engineering program before entering university and a set of job skills that will “make their STEM or maker careers future-proof.”
Vocademy’s Maker Skills Academy (MSA) is a hands-on
The academy states that this program is ideal for students seeking an alternative to college, a learning program to explore maker skills, an effective pre-engineering program before entering university or a set of job skills that will “make their STEM or maker careers future-proof.”
The Gap Year program includes over 90 fundamentals classes such as:
- 3D Printing, Computer Aided Design, Laser Cutting & Engraving
- Sewing & Textiles, Plastics and Composites, Costume, Prop, & Model Making
- Electronics, Circuits & Components, Hardware Programming
- Robotics & Automation, Raspberry Pi & Arduino
- Welding & Fabrication, Wood Working, Machine Shop & CNC
- Hand Tools, Power Tools, Support Equipment
- Life skills, Career Soft Skills, Entrepreneurship, and more
Students will also have access to Vocademy’s Maker Labs every evening, allowing students to use its prototyping facility to practice their skills, collaborate, create resumes and build capstone projects.
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