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.

Funding for this program is provided by Comcast Universal’s Project Innovation.

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.

Are you ready to learn the skills necessary to start a career in additive manufacturing?

The Additive Manufacturing Badging Program is a 16-week evening course in many of the skills necessary to work in additive manufacturing production environments.

Over the course of this program, you will earn a series of digital badges through MakerspaceCT’s partnership with the New Collar Workforce. From design to post-processing, each badge will focus on a different aspect of Additive Manufacturing, including use of Siemens NX, the CAD choice of some of Connecticut’s largest manufacturers. At the conclusion of the program, you’ll be prepared to demonstrate your newly acquired skills through a portfolio of your work.

This is a project-based program which will include a substantial amount of work outside of class. Students will have access to the MakerspaceCT computer lab during our operating hours to work on projects outside of class.Office hours with teaching assistants will be available on Wednesday evening for the duration of the program.

Participants must commit to attending weekly, Tuesday and Thursday evening workshops from January 28 to April 22, 2021.

BADGE 1
Design for 3D printing
Design with Siemens NX

BADGE 2
Computer Aided Manufacturing for FDM
Slicing with Cura, ideaMaker

BADGE 3
Fundamentals of FDM
Machine Operations

BADGE 4
Post Processing FDM parts
Post processing as needed

WINTER/SPRING 2021
January 28 to April 22, 2021

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


No Charge

MakerspaceCT is offering this program at no cost to 7 students for the Winter/Spring 2021 session, thanks to scholarships funded 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 only 7 Students, ages 18 and over

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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 2021 schedule:

Sun, Jul 4, 2021: CLOSED FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY
Wed, Nov 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Thu, Nov 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Fri, Dec 24, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 25, 2021: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Fri, Dec 31, 2021: Closing at 5:00 p.m.
Sat, Jan 1, 2022: CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY

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

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