Day 2: two Education projects, action by action
Day 2 at #FAB2B has started with a a round of interviews in pairs: our projects have been coupled and their managers had to ask to the their partner a series of questions. After yesterday’s exercise about values, the focus of this part of the workshop is on the actions: what has been done before, during and after the project, to reach its main goals?
For the Education WG our blog followed the interview between Fiore Basile from Fablab Toscana – Cascina and Simone Simonelli from Fablab University of Bolzano.
Embedded Development Masterclass by Fablab Tocana – Cascina
The project was born thanks to a direct demand coming from some business firms in the fablab’s territory: they need specific skills and people able to work on embedded software for industry machines. These businesses have acknowledged the fablab as the place where they could find the right background and competencies, and asked their managers to help them to fulfil their needs.
The fablab decided to organise a cycle of lectures and masterclasses on the theme and asked the firms to pay for some study grants, in order for the students to be able to attend the course for free. Then, at the end of the classes, the best students would have the opportunity to be hired by the businesses.
During the interview on project actions, made by Simone, Fiore focused mainly on the enabling process, talking about the main strategic actions that allowed the project to start: above all find the right people, the right skills and be able to intercept a concrete request from the market. The course have not started yet, but the fablab has already quite a precise idea of the actions to be undertaken after: notably the promotion to other businesses, in order to widen this collaboration network, the evaluation of the courses and the placement of the skilled people in the selected firms.