The Schools to Tools Mobile Field Trip is touring schools across Michigan and features engaging hands-on challenges alongside dynamic virtual experiences that lets your students step into the world of the skilled trades.
Students can try their hand at swinging a hammer and driving screws.
Students read blueprints and compete to correctly assemble a scaled wood frame wall and truss.
Students work together to level and align an aluminum frame using high precision master levels.
Students don personal protective equipment and step into a 3D scene.
Students hear from current apprentices about their journey into the trades.
Hear a spoken word poem paired with captivating visuals to learn about how the construction trades play a critical role in building a carbon-free future.
Use an augmented reality welder to see how well you can lay a bead.
Compete to answer questions about labor history and the trades.
Use an iPad or put on AR glasses while exploring construction site mock-ups to view animations delving into all the aspects of working in construction.
Put on our immersive VR headset and find yourself standing on top of the Gordie Howe Bridge, inside Little Caesars Arena, at a mass timber construction site on Mackinac Island, on the water’s edge of the Soo Locks and more while hearing from Apprentices what it means to build Michigan’s most iconic projects.