“The maker movement and Maker Faires are critical to our future. Our rapidly changing world requires job skills that meet the changing needs of a workforce increasingly driven by information and analytics. If you get a chance to go to a Maker Faire in your area, I highly recommend you do. You might even become a maker yourself.”– Tim Bajarin, PC Magazine

Makers are redefining education and the workforce, bringing diverse talents and skills – the maker mindset – to challenges around the world. Forbes recognized Makers as the year’s Most Disruptive Innovators for their work to prototype, manufacture and distribute personal protective equipment at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. You can meet some of them at the Faire. 

Maker Faire Milwaukee showcases individual makers and organizations that are supporting STEM education and creating new education and career paths for students, young talents and skilled makers. We are grateful to these higher education and workforce development partners and 2021 Faire sponsors. 


Army ROTC is supporting Maker Faire Milwaukee again this year, and we are pleased to acknowledge their participation in the event, and their mission to offer education opportunities for student leaders in the STEM fields – science, technology, engineering and math. Army ROTC offers merit-based scholarships that can pay up to the full cost of college tuition at almost 1,000 colleges and universities. Upon graduation, Army officers earn a competitive salary and benefit package either on Active Duty or in the Reserve.




Maker Faire Milwaukee also partners with STUFF, a BizTimes publication focused on workforce development and career opportunities in the manufacturing, building, technology and healthcare industries. STUFF highlights the companies in our region that are doing cool things, the technology they are using to do that, and the workers who are building careers and helping their organizations succeed. STUFF is distributed to technical colleges, high schools and middle students and families, educators, guidance counselors, Workforce Development Centers and other organizations throughout the state. 

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