What is the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab?
WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. worked together to develop the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to allow middle/high students and adult learners alike to have 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.
The Mobile Learning Lab will initially introduce students to selected high-demand career paths that they may not be aware of, or considered an option for further study. These paths include topics in: