Salinans will get the chance to explore high-demand Kansas Careers when the Future Maker Mobile Learning Lab makes a stop in town next week.
The lab is scheduled to be available at the Smoky Hill Education Service Center, 605 E. Crawford, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday.
Developed by WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc., the Future Maker Mobile Learning Lab provides middle and high students and adult learners the opportunity to experience the thrill of hands-on, interactive learning in “high-demand technical fields” as identified by the Kansas Department of Commerce.
The goal of this mobile lab is to educate Kansans by bringing these in-demand careers to their doorsteps through the use of technology. In this mobile lab, students will experience actual and virtual tools that are used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers identified as high-demand throughout Kansas and the United States.
The lab will capture the interest of all ages through exploration of STEM education using virtual reality, information technology and hands-on experiences and challenges. This exploration of technical careers will ultimately lead more Kansans into career pathways such as aviation, advanced manufacturing, and health sciences.
For more information, contact the Smoky Hill Education Service Center at 785-825-9185.