“They might say they like woodworking, working with metal or computers, but the class also serves to eliminate things students don’t like. … There also is an entrepreneurship component,” Springer said. “We want participants to make things, sell things and pocket the money.”
Becoming adept at using tools and applying classroom concepts to craftsmanship will serve students well as they enter college or the workforce, he said.
Truman’s father, Wes Cunningham, said he is a huge Maker’s Edge fan, accompanying his son there since the facility opened.
“It’s an incredible place,” Cunningham said. “It briefly considered closing down but has stabilized due in part to its relationship with Rapoport.”
Cunningham said his son especially enjoys making musical instruments, “and he has become so proficient with power tools, it’s astonishing.”
A Tribune-Herald profile of Maker’s Edge in 2016 said…