Corsica: young people from local missions get training at the island’s first Solidarity FabLab

Unemployed young people from the rural local missions of Upper Corsica (Ghisonaccia, Corte, Balagne and Vescovatu) are going to get an introduction in digital manufacturing and get training outside of traditional routes where they’ve been unable to find their path. On 11th October 2018 in Corte, Regional Director of Orange Corsica André Martin, on behalf of the Orange Foundation, gave his support to the FabLab Soludariu, the first Solidarity FabLab in Corsica!

Digital awareness, design and manufacturing

The project is broken down into two parts for each intake of young people:

An awareness and induction course
To raise awareness among the young people and to help them find out about digital manufacturing by creating an object, two training days are necessary:

  • A day takes place at the local missions in order to present what the FabLab aims to do and to offer demonstrations with mobile equipment.
  • A second day on site at the Solidarity FabLab with training in 2D software, vectorisation and the creation of a laser-cut object.

Reinforcement and individual project courses
At the end of the induction courses, anyone who wants to can enjoy a complete training package on the digital manufacturing machines lasting 14 hours.
The young people at the local missions can then enjoy another course to create a personal project at the FabLab.

University and the Orange Foundation in partnership for the future of young Corsicans in difficulty

Paul-Marie Romani, President of the University of Corsica, and Vannina Bernard-Leoni, Director of the University’s Innovation Pole that includes the FabLab Solidariu, have been awarded a €22,500 cheque by the Orange Foundation.



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