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Livermore Lab welcomes Tri-Valley students to the machine

Original post made on Sep 6, 2019

A group of Bay Area students buckled down over their summer break and partook in a three-day manufacturing workshop at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where they got a hands-on lesson in the world of manufacturing.

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Posted by Jtjh
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 6, 2019 at 10:53 am

This article gives me hope. Students seem given so little opportunity and time for hands-on learning now. Theory and computer models are obviously worthwhile, but it's often only when one attempts the real-world application of any skill that true understanding and learning occur. And it's often the gap between theory and real-world application skills that causes rants on the part of the engineers of my acquaintance!

I think we need many more apprenticeships and career paths other than purely academic ones. I am glad that the Livermore schools still give students the opportunity to take shop classes. I hope, too, that the Lab course was free, or subsidised by the school districts, and that the participants weren't all those whose families have the means and connections to find them other internship opportunities.

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