EDUCATION IN THE
Sausalito's Working Waterfront has been a leader in the educational opportunities for our communities for decades. Maritime and industrial businesses, local artists and non-profits have established a legacy of experiential learning in the Marinship. Now the Sausalito Working Waterfront Coalition will collaborate with our partners to promote and expand and foster collaboration of these opportunities. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, education programs were just beginning to hit their stride. Currently many of these programs are on hold due to the lock-down. That does not mean that nothing is happening. Plans are progressing and SWWC will be a one-stop repository of all the programs and of community outreach. Links below provide information on the individual programs.
Spaulding Marine Center's team of skilled trades people, educators and industry leaders is launching an apprenticeship program totrain the next generation of craftspeople in the marine industry. The apprenticeship program removes the financial burden to young people without financial resources. This program is expected to begin in the fall of 2021.
A primary focus of SCBC will be to provide affordable access and education. We will offer waterfront education and recreation for all abilities through Sausalito Parks and Recreation. Maritime skills training on the water will target local youth and underserved community members. Experiential youth learning programs in collaboration with local schools will use a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) curriculum.
Marin Made provides students with an experiential learning introduction of the capabilities of industrial machines. Saturday workshops in welding for students give students an understanding of the physical reality of fabrication techniques. Students leave with a greater appreciation of science and a increased appetite to learn.
Universal Sonar Mount teaches a robotics workshop for kids. The workshop is designed to inspire an interest in science and fabrication technologies. Reason Bradley and his team of robot builders have been competing in international Battlebot competition for over 20 years. Their design, called Bronco, has inspired a new generation of science enthusiasts and engineers. Several of those "kids" now work at USM after graduating with engineering degrees.