PRATT & 3D Brooklyn Create Work Readiness Learning Course

Brooklyn, New York​:Nowinits11thyear,the​YoungEntrepreneurMentorshipProgram(YEMP)                             teams with​3D Brooklyn to bring a studio learning and work readiness learning to its students.                                 Through this partnership, local high school students are taking part in a pre-college design                             workshop that introduces the group to the design process and 3D printing technology. Aptly                             named Design Process: From Sketch to Prototype

​ , the class will challenge students to                          investigate a design problem and useopensource3Ddrawingsoftwarewith3Dprintingtotake                                 their ideas from sketch to a printed 3D model.    During this course the students will receive instruction from the three co-founders of 3D                             Brooklyn, each bringing their own unique talents and professional backgrounds. The crash                         courses cover ideation, 3D design, first prototypes, design iteration, revised prototypes, 3d                         printing and promotion. A similar formula that 3D Brooklyn uses when working with its many                               design and prototyping clients in Bushwick, Brooklyn.       "Desktop 3D manufacturing technology has empowered a communityofartistsandentrepreneurstoshare                             their designs. We're just now beginning to see what those open source libraries can offer to the public                                     good. At 3D Brooklyn, we exist to inspire and enable our community around the technology shaping their                                   world."   - Daniel Figur, Chief Growth Officer    "It's empoweringtoworkwithyoungcreativemindsbecausethesestudentshavegrownupwithtechnology                                 that older generations are sometimes waryof.Theyadaptquicklyandusethetoolsinwaysthatthosewith                                       outside training might not think of."  - Will Haude, Chief Creative Officer    "It's all about empowering the young folks in ourcommunitywithknowledge.It'saboutlookingtheminthe                                     eyes and tellingthemtheyaresmart,powerful&creativeandiftheyapplythosequalitiesintherightsareas                                         they can create real value for themselves, their families andtheircommunity...andchangetheworldinthe                                     process
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