Our unique curriculums allow students to create and test projects. This requires space, resources – both reusable and consumable – and storage for those resources. As a learning lab, KTEC needs a place to share and grow our vision with other educators. The confines of a regular classroom do not adequately allow for these activities. The need for real-world application, exposure to different careers, and connecting to our community calls for a space that allows for collaboration, bringing ideas to fruition.
KTEC’s Innovation Lab is a place for self-directed, hands-on, physical, project-based learning, perfect for our unique curriculums like Project Lead the Way. It houses all the necessary resources required for STEM learning and innovation: tools, computers, 3D printer, presentation equipment, meeting areas, and heavier equipment. This lab allows students to take control of their own learning, as well as provide the opportunity for community collaboration. Students and community members can gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network and build.
Check out the amazing transformation as an outdated shop classroom is updated into a state of the art Innovation Lab!
Innovation Lab Parent Night
The Innovation Lab in action!
Innovation occurs when learning is connected to real-world applications. Community partnerships create 21st century citizens. Local, national and global partnerships are vital to KTEC. We continue to build symbiotic relationships with higher education institutes, high-profile companies who support education that creates a qualified work force, and our state and local support organizations.
The KTEC Innovation Lab was made possible through our partnerships with Snap-on Tools and Leeward Business Advisors.
Learn more about what a MakerSpace is and how it will benefit both KTEC students and the community: