The Creative Technology Hub at Seaworks Maritime Precinct is now open for a series of taster workshops and drop in sessions before its formal opening in early 2020.
Featuring a 3D printer, laser cutter, green screen and the latest in creative technologies, this new makerspace provides visitors and program participants, aged 13 and above, with opportunities to play and learn with new technologies which could open doors to new employment and further education opportunities.
The hub features a range of programs and activities which focus on STEAM learning – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics – essential 21st century skills for work, study and play. It is part of a transformed space in the main shed at Seaworks which has independent access off Nelson Place, creating a further activation of the maritime precinct at Williamstown.
The hub is a partnership project between Seaworks and Hobsons Bay City Council and is grant funded by Gandel Foundation and the state government’s Living Libraries Infrastructure Program Fund, with additional sponsorship from Toyota, Raeco, AVJennings and Here Studio.
Hobsons Bay Mayor Cr Colleen Gates said “This facility is a very welcome addition to Hobsons Bay. Whether you are a younger person looking to enter the workforce or a more experienced worker seeking to reskill, the hub provides opportunities to learn new skills and ways of working which are required for the jobs of the future.
“This project has been made possible through a unique partnership model incorporating a range of partners from the private and public sectors. I would like to thank our partners for helping bring this outreach project to life for the community.”