Workforce Education Resources
- 180 Skills – WIOA approved training for the workforce system
- Advanced Technical Education Resource Collection
- Apprenticeship Finder (Dept. of Labor)
- Lift learning Hub – This Online Learning Hub gives teachers and students access to lightweight metals and composite materials educational tools from industry and education experts around the country.
- National Center for Manufacturing Education
- National Tooling & Machining Association
- Next Generation Science Standards
- Open Education Resources (OER) Commons
- Roadmap for Manufacturing Education – Manufacturing Institute
- Skills Commons – FREE and OPEN digital library of Workforce Training Materials
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Student Resources
- STEM Transitions Manufacturing Career Clusters
- Titans of CNC Academy
- Urban Manufacturing Alliance
- Workforce GPS – sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
Sister Fab Labs & Resources
- Clearwater’s Fabrication Lab at Saint Paul’s School
- Faulhaber Fab Lab at Suncoast Science Center – Sarasota
- Lawton Chiles Middle Academy F ab Lab – Polk County Schools
- SOCOM Fab Lab – MacDill Air Force Base
Makerspaces & Hackerspaces
- Foundry at Land O’Lakes Library – Pasco County Libraries
- The Hive – Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (various branches)
- Innovation Labs[SPC Seminole] – St. Petersburg College- Seminole Campus
- Regency Park Library Makerspace – New Port Richey
- Tampa Hackerspace
Online Maker Project Resources
- Instructables.com – A place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.
- Maker.Pro – a place for makers to design and collaborate with one another, with the goal to take their product to market.
Other FIRST Robotics Centers
Serving Tampa Bay, and Central Florida, as well as welcoming teams statewide, AMRoC Fab Lab is the only public facility of which we’re aware that provides a full suite of FIRST K-12 programming. However there are a few other facilities across the country that provide robust FIRST programming in their communities. These include:
- FIRST® Zone – Charlotte – North Carolina – Created by the Queen City Robotics Alliance, the Zone is 5,000 sq ft. containing a workshop, team storage, competition fields for FRC and FTC and FLL. The space is open to teams in North & South Carolina.
- Kettering University FIRST Robotics Community Center – Michigan – The Center is the first of its kind on any university campus in the country, and provides work areas for FIRST teams, a regulation size practice field and a lab with machining tools and software.
- Mary Baker Smith Career Center – Louisiana – part of the Lafayette Parish School System(LPSS), the Career Center is focused on design & manufacturing, with a robotics & programming lab, machine lab with CNC Mills & CNC Routers, a 3-D printing lab & the states only permanent FIRST Robotics Competition field.
- Renaissance Jax – Northeast Florida – Serving over 4000 kids across 20 counties and 250 FIRST Lego League teams, as well as providing support for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League Jr. programs.