3D printing for teachers
I-Form is keen to inspire the next generation of manufacturing talent to join our evolving industry, to help address the growing skills shortage in advanced manufacturing. Teachers, meanwhile, are keen to learn more about new technologies, integrate them into the classroom and guide their students along their future career paths.
We have invited a number of primary school teacheers to sign up for a free, hands-on exploration of 3D design and printing in manufacturing in the classroom. This fun, challenging 3 day course takes place at the Lifetime Lab, Cork, in July. Participating teachers who are committed to running a classroom challenge will be provided with a 3D printer for their school (subject to availability). The training is most suited for teachers of children aged 8 to 10. Read more about the programme.
I-Form, in partnership with the Junior Cycle for Teachers - Technologies (JCT4), is running an SFI Discover-funded project in 2021 aimed at upskilling teachers in the use of 3D printing technology in the classroom. A series of training workshops aims to build teachers’ confidence and ability to link 3D printing projects to the curriculum and to discuss manufacturing careers with their students. Read more about the programme here.