Unfortunate circumstances and regret overwhelm youth we work with, ones on the verge of making life changing decisions. Onward Bound workshops at Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center brings "can do" hope to the lives of student inmates and help them merge back into school. Every one realizes his and her artistic potential as they are captivated by applied activities...
Cultivating skills, tapping artistic talent, developing innovation in youth career development 2011-2017
Students were guided step by step to:
· simulate ‘on the job’ activities of the wide open world of industrial manufacturing
· understand the meaning of some essential terms used by engineers
· innovate and create by using today’s drafting, modeling, and 3D printing technology
· experience collaboration and engagement, designing on computer as do today’s scientists and engineers
· learn by demo welding technology tips from an instructor with long tenure in the field
· pick up language used to enhance interviewing skills
All 14 in class test drive CADD (computer aided drafting and design) in a user friendly way. They receive hands on with easy to use precision digital measuring tools; discover the meaning of today's lean manufacturing; gain MIG welding techniques which help their form of artistic expression; and key into voc. tech basics that can lead to a good 1st step into a company door.
Co-Designs 3D Printed Drums with Harness ....Thank you Sam
Career Development Achievements
Cultivating skills, tapping artistic talent, developing innovation in youth career manufacturing skills development 2011-2017.
On the Job
1) CADD/STEM Proficiency: Student inmates gain key points of basic literacy and skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the use of 3D CADD..
2) CADD/STEM Identity: Student inmates who internalize confidence in relation to STEM, are interested in, and expect to succeed in STEM.
Youth with Beginning Leadership and Collaborative Skills:
3) Critical Thinking & Problem Solving: Student inmates use higher-order thinking strategies to analyze evidence, generate explanations, make judgments, and solve problems in design, think systematically as they innovate on computer screen.
4) Creative Thinking: Student inmates demonstrate originality and inventiveness when generating ideas, consider practical limitations, and are willing to take intellectual risks in order to learn.
5) Possible College Ready: Student inmates will seek to enroll in and complete courses in CADD/STEM and trades disciplines that prepare them to enter post-secondary education without the need for remediation.
6) Interest in Post-Secondary Completion: Student inmates learn how to earn basic, career-ready credentials or vocational degrees in STEM and trades disciplines that match regional workforce needs.
7) Workforce: Students inmates may begin route to family wage earning jobs in fields that provide opportunity for mobility and advancement
"Budding Design and Drafting Technicians"......Practical Application
Problem: Mr. York needs a replacement for a broken stove knob.
Solution: a) Measure it
b) Design it
c) 3D print it
Onward Bound workshops encourage the desire to be challenged towards:
Ability to work effectively in groups.
Ability to get along with peers across school and neighborhood.
demonstrating an understanding of basic engineering terms: components to assemblies, design and blueprint generation, product development
becoming more innovative, more engaged, more collaborative: demonstrating helping one another, sharing
learning welding tips, using language to enhance interviewing skills and setting goals toward further training: understand manufacturing, electron flow and resistance in welding, accessing Mpls K-12 resources for further training`
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