On the Materials for Schools platform, Contractors, Wholesalers, Industry and other schools are invited to list any items that a Trade school may need for Lab/Shop or the classroom.
- Some Trade School needs:
- Equipment (working and broken)
- Components / parts (working and broken)
- Consumables for Lab/Shop
- Cut Aways and models
IMPORTANT NOTE ON QUANTITY - Lab/Shop classes go through a tremendous amount of parts and consumables. In the learning stages, many mistakes are made and much practice is required to master a trade. This requires more material than most schools have budgets for.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON BROKEN / FAILED MATERIAL – Students need to see it all. They need examples of all types of failures found in the field. Before you toss that broken item, ask yourself if it would be a good example for a student.
By recycling these resources through the School Materials page, students in the Trade schools can still benefit from the information or hands on training that these materials can provide.
- To post items available:
- You must first register and log in.
- We recommend providing primary and secondary descriptions of the item, as this will also allow members from other trades to find items that they may need.
- In posting the material, we ask that members accurately assess the condition of any of the resources, so that interested parties are aware of possible imperfections that may not be apparent.
- Upload images if available. This can streamline searches and allows for a more complete representation of the goods that are available.
- When posting, it is important to manage the length of time the listing will be published.
- Auto renewal of posts is also an option.
- The actual transfer of goods is arranged between the members themselves.
The Materials for Schools page is the marketplace for initiating contact between parties. Overall, the intent of the Materials for Schools page is to provide a platform to help the next generation of Trades people with materials that would otherwise be thrown away. Additionally, we are building a Trades community that is cooperative and supportive. We invite all members to consider posting material that may otherwise end up as trash, as this can facilitate a cost effective way of attaining necessary materials for the producers of our next generation’s work force.