Career exploration utilizing hands-on learning and experiences that focuses on in-demand industries and career paths in Central Texas.
Haskell Education partnered with Austin Community College (ACC) for the educational and makerspace furniture in an innovative demonstration showroom that opened on May 18th. Located on ACC’s Highland Campus, the Make It Center provides hands-on career exploration for ACC students and community members of all ages.
Haskell Education worked closely with the college in developing designs for the 10,000-square-foot center, which features three rooms for hands-on educational experiences.
- The Square 1 Showroom, which focuses on in-demand industries and careers in Central Texas
- The Simulation Zone, which offers virtual reality experiences and 3D and 4D career simulations
- The Fab Lab, which has hands-on opportunities to connect people to careers
Haskell Education’s height-adjustable Voyager tables are part of the Square 1 Showroom, and the company’s award-winning Rover Tables – part of Haskell
Education’s Explorer series – are featured in the Fab Lab along with other Haskell products.
“We picked Haskell Education because we needed something strong, mobile, and high-tech for our college students,” said ACC Project Manager McKinsey Seibold. “Those (qualities) are hard to find together, but Haskell has the right products.”
Janelle Green, director of the Make It Center, offered the following review of the Haskell Education products in the new space at ACC.
“The Rover tables are incredibly versatile, well-constructed, and effortlessly portable. The Fab Lab has already been rearranged several times thanks to their flexibility and keeps getting better with each iteration. Their built-in storage has also been a lifesaver for the numerous supplies used in the space.
“The Voyager tables strike the perfect balance between style and functionality, with a robust frame and a durable yet appealing tabletop with ample surface area that can withstand heavy use. They serve a wide variety of purposes in the Showroom and have seamlessly adapted as the space has evolved.”
The Make It Center will host student and community groups and others for interactive learning experiences this summer, with a public grand opening ceremony set for this fall.
About Haskell Education
Haskell Education designs and manufactures the highest quality furniture for the education marketplace. They serve institutions across multiple segments of learning including K-12, higher education and corporate training departments. Haskell Education’s comprehensive portfolio of products are designed to enhance learning outcomes and support the highest levels of student engagement. When results are critical, make a difference with Haskell Education. Learn. Think. Do.™
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