Blog Post 8.1 – community partnerships for makerspaces

What partnerships might be possible in your own community to create an “alternative” makerspace?

Local business could be the source of after-school internships and summer jobs, or sources of expertise in areas like technology, media, the arts.

What learnings might be had from observing existing spaces, talking with educators about the limits of those traditional models, and the potential of designing something that lies outside the schooling environment, in a common, shared, community space?

Students from within the school will be the future employees of local business outside the school.  Partnering in the local environment before students graduate will have a positive influence on employment rates and business success in the local community.

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