OCcreates – Skills in Action
Presented by: Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
Strand: K-12 Education
OCcreates is Old Colony’s venture to help small and emerging businesses in the region by providing design and fabrication services to assist with development of a prototype or other useful product. This is accomplished through the collaboration of multiple vocational programs where students apply their technical skills to the design and build process. OCcreates is both a mindset and an opportunity. The mindset is that students develop strong technical skills by solving real world problems by working collaboratively across technical disciplines. The opportunity is for the students, the small businesses and ultimately the region. Design and fabrication services of students can assist a small business develop a prototype or other useful product. This can spur innovation and aid economic development.