The MakeMyFuture training course was held from September 11 to September 15, 2023, in Munich, Germany, and was organized by FabLab München e.V.
Throughout the international training course, a variety of activities and tasks were undertaken to equip participants with knowledge of technologies, techniques, and processes, as well as hands-on experience. The course aimed to foster collaboration and enable the integration of maker-based activities into educational settings.
The programme included:
- Lectures on 3D, Lasercutter and CNC machines to provide participants with technical information needed to use and integrate these tools into their teaching activities.
- Workshops on prototyping its own product using 3D and Lasercutter.
- Visits to local MakerSpaces that link education with industry 4.0.
- Visit to local VET schools, such as the Staatliche Fachoberschule Haar (FOS), to see how they integrate industry 4.0 into regular lessons.
At the end of the training course, participants acquired skills in the following areas:
- Integration of Maker-Based Activities: Participants learned how to effectively incorporate maker-based activities into their teaching practices. This encompassed understanding the utilization of 3D printing, Lasercutter, and CNC machines and integrating them into educational content.
- Resource Allocation: They acquired the ability to efficiently allocate resources, ensuring that tools, software, and machines are used effectively within educational settings.
- Student Guidance: Participants developed the capacity to guide and support students in using 3D printing, Lasercutter, and CNC machines for practical maker-based projects.
- Industry 4.0 Connection: They learned how to connect education with Industry 4.0, fostering collaboration with external organisations or institutions for educational purposes.