<aside> 🎯 Reference for Younglings, Padawans, Jedis, and Jedi Masters.
In Chumbaka Maker Club, our members embark on a journey of self-discovery that prepares them for the future workforce. Here, they work on personal projects that engage and build their skills, passion, and character.
Comprising students from ages 9 to 19, our Maker Club members are students who have completed all our tech courses and have decided to endeavour building their own portfolio and creating tech projects based on their own interests, together with their peers and mentors.
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The informal learning gained outside of the typical classroom through working on real projects is being highly recognized and valued by universities and companies nowadays.
The admissions department at MIT now accepts creative portfolios, as a way for students to showcase the projects they’ve worked on.
Companies like Apple and IBM also look beyond academic qualifications. When hiring, they consider candidates who have hands-on experience in working on real projects and demonstrated grit and strong work ethics.
Creative Portfolios | MIT Admissions ➜
Apple, IBM, and Google don't care anymore if you went to college | Quartz ➜
Meeting Our Requirements ➜
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Upon completion of all Chumbaka's tech courses, our students have the opportunity to join the Maker Club.
At the beginning their journey in the Maker Club, members would have the rank of Youngling. As they gain and demonstrate their skills and capabilities (by explaining their projects in a viva), they rise up the ranks.
Each rank reflects different levels of wisdom, skills, and capabilities of the members. In order to rise up the ranks, members have to prove themselves worthy.
To join the Maker Club, interested students are required to fulfil the following:
Building a Project ➜
Compiling a Portfolio ➜
Participating in a Viva ➜
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Just as members have expectations from the Maker Club, we have expectations of our members.
Members can propose any project they wish to work on in the Maker Club. Typically, we encourage members to work on a project that relates to their interests. This ensures they remain passionate and do not give up when faced with issues.
However, we understand that everyone works differently. For those who aren't ready yet to work alone, we help by giving a framework, with different levels of difficulty, on the types of projects they can embark on.
<aside> ❓ How we scaffold projects ➜
A creative portfolio is like a digital résumé of tech projects that our members worked on, showcasing their accomplishments, skills, and capabilities. Instead of relying on standardized testing as an evaluation, companies and universities are showing more interest in the informal learning that students gain outside the classroom.