How Spyder Lab Preps High School Students For The Printing Workforce
Work-based school program Spyder Lab brings printing and workforce training to schools across the greater Los Angeles, California area, fostering the next generation of print leaders and graphics entrepreneurs.
The program takes a unique approach. Rather than just be a makerspace, Spyder Lab allows students to run a graphic media business right on campus. The students take on general manager roles and work in production and sales. It’s a full-fledged print shop, bringing any school printing needs in-house. Additionally, the program allows students to create products of their own — all while earning high school credit.
From direct-to-garment, dye-sublimation, and white toner transfer printing to laser engraving, large-format, and 3D printing, students learn a breadth of skills to prepare them for the workforce — whether that’s being hired on at an established print business or starting one of their own. The students also learn soft skills like critical thinking, conflict resolution, communication, and collaboration. To read on click here.