Dear K-12 educators,
I wanted to reach out to you about a new service we’ve developed to help connect teachers in the Bay Area with industry volunteers working in Manufacturing, Engineering, and the Skilled Trades.
We call the service Volunteer Match and it allows teachers to input requests for volunteers (in mfg, engr, and the skilled trades) that can help out in the classroom. Once you sign up and input a request, volunteers from industry can browse and then contact you to visit your classroom (or set up a plant tour, donate supplies, judge a competition, etc.).
We’ve moved it out of Beta test and it’s now open for you to input request(s). Once we get enough teachers signed up we’ll start reaching out to industry volunteers. While we can’t guarantee every request will find a match, we’ll try our best.
To sign-up, go to:
P.S. Give us your feedback on the process and any bugs. The website isn’t fancy (it was all developed in-house) and on a small budget and we’ve tried to keep it simple.
And if you want to see what the Volunteers' view looks like, go to:
Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director (DSN), Bay Area
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
California Community Colleges
Interested in How Things are Made?