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Unleashing Creativity: Exploring the World of Fab Labs

Hi, how’s it going? My name is Alba Huddleston and I’m an Industrial Engineer.

The Fab Lab is an initiative by Chevron of advanced manufacturing laboratories that started opening inside Community Colleges 2 to 3 years ago, with the idea of having manufacture, building, and trade knowledge to small communities.

Focusing on people and students, so that instead of going to a 4-year college, they can focus on trade, like carpentry, plumbing, but now using new technology.

Fab Lab is a workshop where Delgado students can come and learn all these skills, and they have a schedule free to the public for the community to come and learn, build, and use all the machines here after receiving training.

Labs like this one, where you combine the new technologies with trade learning are important because they help minorities and lower-income families to have an education in a short time that will produce a good salary.

There are classes where you can learn how to use a 3D printer, how to use a die cutting machine, how to use a laser cutting machine, and all this information is at the Delgado’s website.

All you have to do is register to the classes which are free and at night, and you will leave with the basic knowledge of how to use the machinery and learn graphic design to use the other machines.  


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