CraterWorks, A MakerSpace

Re-imagine Career and Technical education– Ensure every D6 student (grades 6-12) has access to career technical education as part of his or her core academic program in a way that builds on our current CTE programs; connects D6 students to local entrepreneurs, experts in trades, and skilled artisans; and builds community.

What is a MakerSpace?
MakerSpaces provide the tools and equipment required to design, prototype and manufacture virtually anything-all under one roof. They typically include both traditional equipment and tools along with new technology like 3D printers, digital fabrication, and computer-aided design labs. The shared space allows individuals to create, invent and learn in an environment that encourages collaboration and problem-solving. Most- MakerSpaces operate on a “membership model” (like a gym membership) and offer classes, space to store projects, and entrepreneurial assistance.

What will CraterWorks include?

While we know some of the basics (a woodshop, a metal shop, tool library, CNC and computer area, commercial kitchen, electronics lab, sewing machines and crafts), a design team will consult with experts to detail plans. Part of that process will include input from CTE educators, local craftspeople, local fabricators, and artisans to determine the “most requested” tools and equipment in each area. We’re also consulting with Kelley Roy (ADX Portland).

How exactly will CraterWorks operate?

Central Point School District will purchase and maintain the facility as well as oversee operations. CraterWorks will be a District 6 facility but will expand our partnership with D.I.R.T. (a non-profit) to manage memberships, organize schedules, hire shop stewards or other employees and manage classes and workshops that are outside of the school day or school year. The memberships and classes outside of District 6 are intended to make CraterWorks self-sustaining through D.I.R.T. (Direct Involvement Recreation Teaching). The district is utilizing grant funding for the initial remodel and equipment purchases. Further, this project will make additional CTE and STEM funds available to the school district in the future.

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