Will.i.am Joins First-Ever Maker Faire to Boost Technology In America
President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Maker Faire in an effort to launch a new industrial revolution in America. The event featured inventors of all ages who built technology of the future.
Grammy Award-winning musician and entrepreneur, will.i.am, was at the inspirational event and joined ‘The Real Story’ today.
Together with Coca-Cola, he helped to launch the EKOCYCLE Cube 3D printer. It uses plastic bottles and recycles it into filament.
But it doesn’t end there for will.i.am. in 2009, he created the i.am.angel Foundation which helps inner city kids develop skills and learn about technology. This year, four of the kids in the foundation will attend MIT for a summer program and several others are in China learning Mandarin.
“There’s so many jobs in America that we can’t fill because people aren’t up to speed with the skill sets that are needed,” he said, adding, “So I’m taking … the little power that I have to go out and encourage these kids to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics … so they’re not looking for jobs tomorrow, but creating jobs tomorrow.”
Watch the interview above and learn more about the EKOCYCLE Cube below: