I like how the City X project incorporates critical thinking into the learning process (and doesn't just use 3D printing as another technology novelty). We could use more workshops like this that develop creativity and brainstorming through engaged technical learning.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.