This collection of lessons from the GE Brilliant Career Lab bridges the gap between education and industry, classroom and career, and the economy of the future and the skills of today.


This first-of-its-kind collection of digital fabrication learning experiences is designed to engage and inspire students through STEM career paths. These lessons can be deployed in partnership with teachers in middle and high school classrooms with the resources of a mobile lab. The mobile lab visits each classroom and includes equipment, materials, and an instructor that partners with the classroom teacher.

program and Partnership

As part of GE’s $25M Brilliant Boston commitment to empower students to become globally productive citizens by providing access to learning experiences and skills necessary for the workforce tomorrow, the GE Brilliant Career Lab was developed in partnership with the Fab Foundation to enable students to investigate STEM careers through hands on experiences with digital fabrication tools in a mobile lab.



The Brilliant Career Lab is a resource for educators and students, providing curriculum, essential and technical skills development, career assessments, mentoring, exposure to college and career, and access to digital fabrication tools and knowledge. The program pilot started during the 2016-2017 school year In Boston Public Schools (BPS) with Tech Boston and English High Schools. Since then, the Brilliant Career Lab has exposed over 1,500 BPS students to future STEM careers, while supporting 50 teachers in incorporating digital fabrication and career exploration activities in their classroom.

Additionally, in collaboration with the Fab Foundation, Brilliant Career Play is an extension of the Boston Celtics and GE partnership that creates access for middle school students in a mobile lab environment to engage in hands-on, interactive educational experiences. Launched in November 2017, the Brilliant Career Play program has already visited 3 school districts throughout greater Boston, and exposed over 500 middle school students to STEM careers inspired by design and sports.  Coupled with the mentoring and online support from Brilliant Pathways (formerly CFES) and Everfi, students are exposed to STEM careers through a range of online and live experiences.  

Brilliant Career Play launch event at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot School in Boston, MA in November 2017.  

Brilliant Career Play launch event at the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot School in Boston, MA in November 2017.  


Lessons are aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), or local standards and introduce K-12 digital fabrication standards through Fab I Can Statements.

Fab tested

Lessons are adapted and tested by the Fab Foundation team based on submissions from fabbers, educators, and makers from the Fab Lab Network.

Open-Source VALUES

Lessons are distributed under a Creative Commons CC BY-NC license, that permits free use and re-purposing by others.