The need to strengthen students’ IT skills is of great importance for meeting the needs of the labor market. Furthermore, new skills development is critical for the potential development of innovations which will tackle the challenges of modern times and achieve smart growth and development of the country in the future.
High school students need a boost in creativity and innovation and at the same time, hands-on learning and help in order to build their technical skills and make the most out of the potential of new technologies for their own growth and development. The high-school students of today, in 20 years will work professions that haven’t even been invented yet. Thus, it is our responsibility to train them.
This knowledge transfer was done via 2 workshops, each consisting of 3 days (6 days total), in total attended by 32 high school students from Skopje. As an outcome, the participants acquired new knowledge about the use of 3D modelling and printing, how 3D can be used to foster innovation, improve job effectiveness and foster entrepreneurship. The last part of the workshop was to create and print of their own 3D models. The project was supported by the City of Skopje and FINKI.