US 3D printing institute America Makes has completed its test version of a program designed to promote 3D printing careers to school pupils. The virtual program, which is funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), allows students to earn badges in additive manufacturing (AM), the organization said.

It features 11 micro-learning modules featuring a series of short interactive lessons, introducing students to the basic elements of AM.

‘These micro-learning modules for middle school students […] equip students with the foundational knowledge and understanding to build additive competency and experience at a younger age,’ said Josh Cramer, America Makes education director.

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