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Maker skills in the workplace

Alison visits a factory which utilises maker skills.

This video was filmed in a busy factory and, as a result, some of the conversation is hard to hear. We would urge you to turn on the captions for this step in the video player.

In this video, Alison heads to the Jenx factory in Sheffield to see how maker skills are being utilised by employers.

Jenx are a company who create developmental equipment for children with special posture support needs and have a long history of utilising maker skills on their factory floor. From the initial template cutting process to the boxes used to deliver their products, everything is built by the company.

What do you think of the of the inclusion of maker skills in the production process?

In this additional video, Alison is visited by engineers from Jenx who deliver the ‘Build-a-Bike’ to her, for inclusion on the MakerMove van. The MakerMove van is an important part of the MakerFutures project.

The MakerFutures programme, run by the University of Sheffield, is an innovative programme that supports the development and running of makerspaces in both formal and non-formal learning spaces. MakerMove is a mobile makerpace that enables the MakerFutures team to deliver maker workshops in a variety of spaces.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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