TinkerStar: CTE Makeover Challenge Winners!

CTEMakeoverChallengeToday we wanted to support the winners of the Department of Education CTE Makeover Challenge! Tinkercad was thrilled to serve as a sponsor for this novel initiative from the Department to inspire high schools to design makerspaces. Johan Uvin, Acting Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, announced the prize winners at the White House Champions of Change event on June 17th.

The Challenge launched in March, calling on high schools to design makerspaces that will provide students the opportunity to design, build, and innovate, helping them hone critical 21st century career skills. The participation in the Challenge was outstanding, and over 640 schools from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. entered. Eligible schools were invited to participate in a 6-week Bootcamp program to further develop their makerspace ideas, and submit their final plans to be considered for prizes. Many of the submissions created their designs in Tinkercad!

Congratulations to the winning schools!

  • Burlington Technical Center, Burlington, VT
  • Capital City Public Charter School, Washington, DC
  • Carl Schurz High School, Chicago, IL
  • Clearwater High School, Piedmont, MO
  • Dominion High School, Sterling, VA
  • John H. Reagan Early College High School, Austin, TX
  • Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, CA
  • Theodore Roosevelt High School, San Antonio, TX
  • THINC College & Career Academy, Lagrange, GA
  • William B. Travis Early College High School, Austin, TX

The prize winners were recommended by a panel of judges composed of high-profile leaders in maker education, tech, and industry. Each winner will receive $20,000 in cash and additional in-kind prizes from sponsors like us to bring their makerspace to life.

Visit www.CTEMakeoverChallenge.com to learn more, and congratulations again to the prize winners!