Course Overview

Calling all aspiring construction professionals! The Hub & Spoke Institute and Maker Playground have partnered with Ivy Tech, to bring individuals interested in skilled trades an introductory course into all thing’s construction.

During this 5-week, 40-hour course, students will learn:

  • Basic Safety Skills
  • Introductory Construction Math
  • Intro to Power & Hand Tools
  • Basic Rigging
  • Basic Communication Skills
  • Construction Drawings
  • Basic Employability Skills
  • Material Handling
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Spring 2023 Class Schedule

  • Week 1 – Basic Safety w/performance profile
    Tue. April 11th 6p-8p / Thu. April 13th 6p-8p / Sat. April 15th 10a-2p
  • Week 2 – Hand Tools w/performance profile
    Tue. April 18th 6p-8p / Thu. April 20th 6p-8p / Sat. April 22nd 10a-2p
  • Week 3 – Power Tools w/performance profile
    Tue. April 25th 6p-8p / Thu. April 27th 6p-8p / Sat. April 29th 10a-2p
  • Week 4 – Construction Math and Construction Drawings w/performance profile
    Tue. may 2nd 6p-8p / Thu. May 4th 6p-8p / Sat. May 6th 10a-2p
  • Week 5 – Basic Communication, Basic Employability Skills & Material Handling
    Tue. May 9th 6p-8p / Thu. May 11th 6p-8p
  • Graduation and Employer Celebration!
    Sat. May 13th 2-3:30

This course provides students with both the academic knowledge and technical skills needed to succeed in the industry. Upon successful completion of the program, students’ credentials are entered into the NCCER National Registry System. These credentials are lifetime credentials that will follow the craftsperson throughout their careers. Ivy Tech students can also receive Credit for Prior Learning for BCTI 100 so long as they enroll as a degree-seeking student.

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April 11th – May 13th
July 11th – August 12th

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Attend our next Career Exploration Event at the Maker Playground to learn more.

Hub & Spoke Institute (HSI) is proud to be a part of this effort.

HSI exists to inspire, educate, and empower the future makers – leaders – of America.  This first-of-its-kind collaboration works to provide students and adults with the tools and skills they need to excel not only in the classroom, but also in high-paying, in-demand jobs. HSI strives to help kids and adults find their passions earlier in life and create pathways to live a purpose driven life.

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The Fishers Maker Playground offers tools and tinkering for you to create without limits.

Students attend and learn in Hub & Spoke’s project- and work-based learning and innovation hub, which is a playground of tools, technology, and arts.

The Maker Playground features several zones throughout the space for you to tinker and create, including a community workshop, metal shop, 3D printing space, welding, CNC routers, a laser cutter, and more.

Complementing this space are four classrooms with S.T.E.A.M.- experiential learning, and a large gathering and collaboration space.

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This course is made possible by the following sponsors: