Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Triumph Modular’s “Makerspace Mod™” Design for STEM Programs

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach.

This type of noisy, exuberant classroom exemplifies what Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) schools are about. Learning is collaborative and project-based; kids work closely together in a hands-on way to solve real-world problems.

However few schools have enough teachers and classrooms at this time. It is hoped that STEM programs will change the way students learn.

Triumph’s Makerspace Mod™ can be delivered, setup and ready to support STEM programs within a matter of weeks. The Makerspace Mod™ is pre-designed, pre-engineered and pre-costed to provide movable workspaces, instruction zones, shelving for equipment and storage typical of a state of the art “maker” environment. Write-on walls, LED lighting, plenty of natural light, durable floor and a garage door to make it easy to roll supplies in and out.

But are there uses for this unit beyond providing modular units for STEM programs?

Imagine what could happen if several modular factories went together and provided this type of learning area designed to teach potential modular production line workers how work in a modular home factory. Graduates would have a tremendous advantage over ‘off the street’ hires that only get OJT and quit within a short period of time.

Even a single factory doing this could offer classes in the evening for people that want to learn the specialized skills needed in our industry.

The labor shortage is not going to fix itself.

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