As an Education Fusion 360 Technical Program Manager and trained machinist, Tim Paul knows a thing or two about how the current student experience may play out for the future of manufacturing. He argues that manufacturing education is due for a major overhaul for students to tackle the growing skills gap as Industry 4.0 becomes more of a reality. Starting with what and how we teach students, he says educators should be trading in traditional, prescriptive lesson plans for engaging material. This invites students to problem-solve, think critically, and apply knowledge through hands-on learning experiences.
Before joining the Autodesk Education team, Tim Paul was a regular contributor to CNC West, a prominent print magazine dedicated to keeping up with trends in manufacturing and machining. And in 2021, he was asked to return to the magazine as a guest writer and contribute his unique perspective on the future of manufacturing education. While his background and experience caught CNC West’s attention, it was his mission to be a part of the change in industry and education that set him apart.
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