FREE INNOVATIVE BADGING PROGRAM

The world has changed!

We live in a digital world and today’s jobs across industries incorporate a wide range of new technologies. From aerospace to healthcare and agriculture to retail, 3D Printing, robotics, laser machining are transforming the way we work.

Yesterday’s “blue-collar” jobs are today’s “New Collar” jobs that often don’t require college degrees. Revolutionary technical skills are needed; today’s training must also revolutionary.

MakerspaceCT’s Digital Badge program is part of a national effort recognized by the Fab Lab Network, based at MIT. We train adults in the specific skills they need to qualify for well-paying, engaging, meaningful careers.

Digital Badge micro-certifications are also short in duration, and economical. The format is project-based so that you demonstrate your skill achievement HANDS-ON, not just in tests.

3D Printing

Through this program – YOU will master the ability to produce tangible 3D printed prototypes and confidently operate FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) 3D printing equipment.

BADGE 1
DESIGN – intro to DIGITAL DESIGN for FDM
Sept 15 – Sept 24 = 2 weeks
every Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

BADGE 2
DESIGN – CAM & SLICERS
Sept 29 – Oct 22 = 4 weeks
every Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

BADGE 3
OPERATION – Safety for FDM
Oct 27 & 29 = 1 week
Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

BADGE 4
OPERATION – Fundamentals of FDM
Nov 3 – Dec 3 = 4 weeks
every Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

BADGE 5
OPERATION – Post Processing Models
Dec 8 & Dec 10 = 1 week
Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

BADGE 5
OPERATION – Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Dec 15 & 17 = 1 week
Tues & Thurs, 6 – 8:30pm

ACCUMULATION of all badges above

FALL/WINTER 2020

Each Badge is required in this order
13 weeks = 65 class hours


No Charge

MakerspaceCT is offering this program at no cost to 10 students, as it sponsored by a grant from Comcast NBC Universal called PROJECT INNOVATION.

You will be surrounded with a variety of the newest FDM 3D printers at the new MakerspaceCT Innovation Center.

Talented instructors will take you through a program consisting of guided and self-directed projects based on real-world production and prototyping.

Each student will complete each badge with a portfolio of work to demonstrate skills attained.

These badges will be earned through project based learning, requiring each student to complete one or more projects/badge. Students will be expected to complete out-of-class work and will exit the program with a comprehensive portfolio.


APPLY NOW!

Space is limited to 10 Students, ages 18 and over

The headquarters for the Maker Movement in Connecticut. 

Our mission is to positively impact lives by enabling access, innovation, and education.

Location: 960 Main Street, Hartford, CT.

Operating Hours:
We are open with protocols in place to keep everyone healthy and safe. Operating Hours are — Tuesday: 12pm-9pm / Wednesday: 12pm-9pm / Thursday: 12pm-9pm / Friday: 12pm-10pm / Saturday: 10am-10pm / Sunday: 10am-6pm / Monday: CLOSED

IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER: Check our website homepage or Facebook and Twitter for updates for possible changes to our hours of operation.

Please note: Holiday 2020 schedule:

Sat, Jul 4, 2020: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Sun, Apr 12, 2020: CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY
Wed, Nov 25, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 26, 2020: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 24, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 25, 2020: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Thu, Dec 31, 2020: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Fri, Jan 1, 2021: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

MakerspaceCT is a program of McEIVR, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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