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 4-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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Summer 2024 Class Schedule

  • Week 1 – Basic Safety w/performance profile
    Mon. June 3rd 6:30p-9p / Tues. June 4th 6:30p-9p / Wed. June 5th 6:30p-9p / Thurs. June 6th 6:30p-9p
  • Week 2 – Hand Tools w/performance profile; Power Tools w/performance profile
    Mon. June 10th 6:30p-9p / Tues. June 11th 6:30p-9p / Wed. June 12th 6:30p-9p / Thurs. June 13th 6:30p-9p
  • Week 3 – Construction Math and Construction Drawings w/performance profile
    Mon. June 17th 6:30p-9p / Tues. June 18th 6:30p-9p / Wed. June 19th 6:30p-9p / Thurs. June 20th 6:30p-9p
  • Week 4 – Basic Communication, Basic Employability Skills & Material Handling
    Mon. June 24th 6:30p-9p / Tues. June 25th 6:30p-9p / Wed. June 26th 6:30p-9p / Thurs. June 27th 6:30p-9p
  • Graduation and Employer Celebration!
    Thurs. June 27th

To complete this course, you must attend 40 hours of in-person sessions, 4 evenings per week.

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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June 3rd – June 27th

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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: