On February 3rd, the White House blog mentioned the New App for Making It In America and the MAKERSHiP Project as examples of ways they are teaming to capitalize on the Maker Movement in their post announcing plans to host the first White House Maker Faire.
The White House is following the Maker Movement because it recognizes the potential for game changing innovation and entrepreneurship to emerge.
The Administration is already partnering with companies, non-profits, and communities to make the most of this emerging movement… With Funding from the Department of Labor, the PA AFL-CIO and Carnegie Mellon University are partnering with TechShop Pittsburgh to create an apprenticeship program for 21st century manufacturing and encourage startups to manufacture domestically.
We are excited to be a part of the upcoming White House Maker Faire and plan to make commitments to participate. Stay tuned for more information and a date announcement for the White House Maker Faire.
Read more about the Administration’s efforts to connect with the Maker Movement and drive American innovation in their full post, “Announcing the First White House Maker Faire.”
What are you making? Use the hashtags #IMadeThis on Twitter to show off pictures or videos of your projects.by