Coming December 2019: Shop & Engineering Curriculum

The Problem

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Basic lessons in life skills are nearly extinct in American schools, the result of bad decisions from the 70s & 80s, when popular Shop, Engineering and Home Economics classes were eliminated. 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe says that the death of shop class is why there is $1.6T in student debt.

Our Solution

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Volume I of a new curriculum combining classical lessons in workshop skills and mechanical engineering with modern methods and tools - from Screwdrivers to 3D Printers. Click here for a table of contents.

Developed by Experienced Engineers

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The authors have decades of experience designing, making and fixing things, and teaching others to do the same. The curricula was developed for all varieties of schools - including home schools - with an emphasis on fundamentals and keeping costs to a minimum.

Proven in the Classroom and Home Workshop

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The curriculum was developed originally for the Luddy Institute of Technology (LIT), popular elective classes offered by the Thales Academies, a network of low-cost, world-class, independent K-12 schools.

Industrial Apprenticeships

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AeroSouth owner Kent Misegades is co-founder of the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), based on best-practices from Germany and Switzerland. Coming in 2020 - a Guidebook on establishing such apprenticeships, and consulting services to help others get started.