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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Fall 2023 Class Schedule

  • Week 1 – Basic Safety w/performance profile
    Mon. Oct. 23rd 6p-9p / Tues. Oct. 24th 6p-9p / Thurs. Oct. 26th 6p-8p
  • Week 2 – Hand Tools w/performance profile
    Mon. Oct. 30th 6p-9p / Tues. Oct. 31st 6p-9p / Thurs. Nov. 2nd 6p-8p
  • Week 3 – Power Tools w/performance profile
    Mon. Nov. 6th 6p-9p / Tues. Nov. 7th 6p-9p / Thurs. Nov. 9th 6p-8p
  • Week 4 – Construction Math and Construction Drawings w/performance profile
    Mon. Nov. 13th 6p-9p / Tues. Nov. 14th 6p-9p / Thurs. Nov. 16th 6p-8p
  • Week 5 – Basic Communication, Basic Employability Skills & Material Handling
    Mon. Nov. 27th 6p-9p / Tues. Nov. 28th 6p-9p / Thurs. Nov. 30th 6p-8p
  • Graduation and Employer Celebration!
    Thurs. Nov. 30th

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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October 23rd – November 30th

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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: