APPLY NOW! Free job training available to CT residents 16-24!


MakerspaceCT is offering a free opportunity to learn two crucial disciplines for starting a good paying career in Connecticut's thriving manufacturing industry. This program, offered to CT residents aged 16-24, will give participants an introduction to milling and CNC machine operations, as well as a chance to get certified in OSHA 10/30, which is a required credential for many jobs to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

Choose from two different schedules:

COHORT Orange is Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17th - 26th, and Saturdays, February 4th - 25th.

COHORT Blue is Saturdays, January 21st through February 25th. 

42 hours of training, 6 week commitment. See details below.

This course includes 

STEP 1: INTRODUCTION OF MILLING BASICS (12 hours)

4 Sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays -- January 17th and 26th, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In this introductory course to “Machining Basics” you’ll learn about the use manual milling and CNC Machining, how these machines work, how they are programmed, and how their applications apply to a variety of manufacturing processes. The overview will include videos, blueprint reading basics, using a manual milling machine and safety operations of a HAAS TM1P CNC milling machine in the MakerspaceCT Machining lab. Like all classes at MakerspaceCT, this 12 hour overview will include “hands-on” use of tools and machinery and all students will finish with a machined project of their own.

Course Curriculum will include and overview of the following areas:

  • Learning the differences between manual and CNC mills and understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • Reviewing exploded views of a milling machines while learning about drives, ways, ball screws, and spindles
  • The use of basic measuring tools
  • The basics of cutting tools and their applications.
  • Appropriate feeds and speeds with steels and alloys
  • Accurately face-off a block of aluminum, rough cutting and then fine cut using specific parameters
  • Learn basic metal cutting principles on the manual machine which will translate to CNC

PROJECT BASED STEPS

  • Use Horizontal band-saw to cut stock to rough length.
  • Properly load part into milling vise
  • Load a cutting tool into a Bridgeport
  • Machine block to a specified length.
  • Measure block to verify machining was correct.
  • Understanding the HAAS interface and button layout
  • Review exploded views of the machine and understand it’s operation
  • Setting tools, loading the carrousel
  • Learn about 123 blocks and manual probe

BASIC OPERATION

  • Power up and down, Emergency stops, resets
  • Feeds and speeds and jog dial control
  • Visual pre-flight, clean up
  • RUNNING A PART ON A MANUAL MILL
  • Review CAM G-code language
  • Load a pre-designed program in the simulator
  • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
  • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
  • Loading material, hold-downs, vices, torquing
  • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
  • Only instructor runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
  • Shut down, cleanup

RUNNING A PART ON THE HAAS MILL

  • Each student will load a program on the HAAS simulator and complete the following:
  • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
  • Tapping
  • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
  • Instructor assures machine will not crash and offers useful criticism on adjustments
  • Understand feeds and speeds

Load milled block from class (1 of 4) Each student will go through this process:

  • Power up
  • Load tools
  • Tapping
  • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
  • Each student runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
  • Instructor assures machine will not crash – offers feeds and speeds advice
  • Shut down, cleanup

STEP 2: OSHA30 SAFETY COURSE (30 hours)

Occupational Safety and Health Association Safety Course

Many manufacturers in Connecticut are required to meet federal safety standards when working in a manufacturing facility or shop floor. This course puts YOU ahead of your competition and having an OSHA30 rating on your resume makes you a “more-likely” candidate for these positions.

(scroll down to the bottom of this page for details of the curriculum)

Get all of this training FREE OF CHARGE!

Space Is Limited, Apply now

    • Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    • Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • 8 sessions
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 13
    Register

      MakerspaceCT is offering a free opportunity to learn two crucial disciplines for starting a good paying career in Connecticut's thriving manufacturing industry. This program, offered to CT residents aged 16-24, will give participants an introduction to milling and CNC machine operations, as well as a chance to get certified in OSHA 10/30, which is a required credential for many jobs to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

      SCHEDULE: COHORT Orange is Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 17th - 26th, and Saturdays, February 4th - 25th. The program runs 6 weeks. See details below.

      STEP 1: INTRODUCTION OF MILLING BASICS (12 hours)

      4 Sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays -- January 17th and 26th, 2023, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

      In this introductory course to “Machining Basics” you’ll learn about the use manual milling and CNC Machining, how these machines work, how they are programmed, and how their applications apply to a variety of manufacturing processes. The overview will include videos, blueprint reading basics, using a manual milling machine and safety operations of a HAAS TM1P CNC milling machine in the MakerspaceCT Machining lab. Like all classes at MakerspaceCT, this 12 hour overview will include “hands-on” use of tools and machinery and all students will finish with a machined project of their own.

      Course Curriculum will include and overview of the following areas:

      • Learning the differences between manual and CNC mills and understand their strengths and weaknesses
      • Reviewing exploded views of a milling machines while learning about drives, ways, ball screws, and spindles
      • The use of basic measuring tools
      • The basics of cutting tools and their applications.
      • Appropriate feeds and speeds with steels and alloys
      • Accurately face-off a block of aluminum, rough cutting and then fine cut using specific parameters
      • Learn basic metal cutting principles on the manual machine which will translate to CNC

      PROJECT BASED STEPS

      • Use Horizontal band-saw to cut stock to rough length.
      • Properly load part into milling vise
      • Load a cutting tool into a Bridgeport
      • Machine block to a specified length.
      • Measure block to verify machining was correct.
      • Understanding the HAAS interface and button layout
      • Review exploded views of the machine and understand it’s operation
      • Setting tools, loading the carrousel
      • Learn about 123 blocks and manual probe

      BASIC OPERATION

      • Power up and down, Emergency stops, resets
      • Feeds and speeds and jog dial control
      • Visual pre-flight, clean up
      • RUNNING A PART ON A MANUAL MILL
      • Review CAM G-code language
      • Load a pre-designed program in the simulator
      • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
      • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
      • Loading material, hold-downs, vices, torquing
      • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
      • Only instructor runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
      • Shut down, cleanup

      RUNNING A PART ON THE HAAS MILL

      • Each student will load a program on the HAAS simulator and complete the following:
      • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
      • Tapping
      • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
      • Instructor assures machine will not crash and offers useful criticism on adjustments
      • Understand feeds and speeds

      Load milled block from class (1 of 4) Each student will go through this process:

      • Power up
      • Load tools
      • Tapping
      • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
      • Each student runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
      • Instructor assures machine will not crash – offers feeds and speeds advice
      • Shut down, cleanup

      STEP 2: OSHA30 SAFETY COURSE (30 hours)

      Occupational Safety and Health Association Safety Course

      4 Saturdays -- February 4th - 25th, 2023 (please see schedule for each day below)

      Many manufacturers in Connecticut are required to meet federal safety standards when working in a manufacturing facility or shop floor. This course puts YOU ahead of your competition and having an OSHA30 rating on your resume makes you a “more-likely” candidate for these positions.

      Get this training FREE OF CHARGE!

      Attendees will walk away with a true educational experience applicable to working in most shop environments. This interactive course is essential for on-the-job safety. You will learn from an OSHA certified instructor with questions and related case scenarios. Additionally, you will be provided with a OSHA 1910 manual for reference and complete a workbook throughout each course topic and watch the outcome of energized power tools being thrown into water, scaled scaffold, fall protection, rigging demonstrations and so much more right in the MakerspaceCT shop environment.

      DAY 1: February 04, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to OSHA

      10:00 am – 11:00 am Electrical Safety Part I

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part I

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Machine Guarding

      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Personal Protective Equipment

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Hazard Communication


      DAY 2: February 11, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Walking/Working Surfaces – Including Fall Protection

      10:00 am – 11:00 am Material Handling Part I

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Managing Safety and Health Part I

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Managing Safety and Health Part II

      1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Electrical Safety Part II

      2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part II

      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Material Handling Part II

      DAY 3: February 18, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Managing Safety and Health Part II

      9:30 am - 10:30 am Hazardous Materials

      10:30 am - 12:00 pm Powered Industrial Vehicles

      12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Aerial Lifts and Scaffolds

      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lock Out / Tag Out

      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Accident Investigation

      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Safety and Health Programs

      Day 4: February 25, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Confined Spaces

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ergonomics

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Welding, Cutting and Brazing

      1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Blood-Borne Pathogens

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Job Hazard Analysis

      This program is open to Connecticut residents 16-24. The cost-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.

      LOCATION:

      MakerspaceCT

      36 Talcott Street

      Hartford, CT 06119

      Health and Safety: Masks are optional and social distancing is recommended. Please click here for details.

      Offered in partnership with the City of Hartford.

      Funding provided by The Justice Education Center



      • Saturday, January 21, 2023
      • Saturday, February 25, 2023
      • 6 sessions
      • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
      • 0
      Join waitlist

        MakerspaceCT is offering a free opportunity to learn two crucial disciplines for starting a good paying career in Connecticut's thriving manufacturing industry. This program, offered to CT residents aged 16-24, will give participants an introduction to milling and CNC machine operations, as well as a chance to get certified in OSHA 10/30, which is a required credential for many jobs to ensure safe and healthy working conditions.

        SCHEDULE: COHORT Blue is Saturdays, January 21st through February 25th. The program runs 6 weeks. See details below.

        STEP 1: INTRODUCTION OF MILLING BASICS (12 hours)

        2 Saturdays -- January 21st and 28th, 2023, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

        In this introductory course to “Machining Basics” you’ll learn about the use manual milling and CNC Machining, how these machines work, how they are programmed, and how their applications apply to a variety of manufacturing processes. The overview will include videos, blueprint reading basics, using a manual milling machine and safety operations of a HAAS TM1P CNC milling machine in the MakerspaceCT Machining lab. Like all classes at MakerspaceCT, this 12 hour overview will include “hands-on” use of tools and machinery and all students will finish with a machined project of their own.

        Course Curriculum will include and overview of the following areas:

        • Learning the differences between manual and CNC mills and understand their strengths and weaknesses
        • Reviewing exploded views of a milling machines while learning about drives, ways, ball screws, and spindles
        • The use of basic measuring tools
        • The basics of cutting tools and their applications.
        • Appropriate feeds and speeds with steels and alloys
        • Accurately face-off a block of aluminum, rough cutting and then fine cut using specific parameters
        • Learn basic metal cutting principles on the manual machine which will translate to CNC

        PROJECT BASED STEPS

        • Use Horizontal band-saw to cut stock to rough length.
        • Properly load part into milling vise
        • Load a cutting tool into a Bridgeport
        • Machine block to a specified length.
        • Measure block to verify machining was correct.
        • Understanding the HAAS interface and button layout
        • Review exploded views of the machine and understand it’s operation
        • Setting tools, loading the carrousel
        • Learn about 123 blocks and manual probe

        BASIC OPERATION

        • Power up and down, Emergency stops, resets
        • Feeds and speeds and jog dial control
        • Visual pre-flight, clean up
        • RUNNING A PART ON A MANUAL MILL
        • Review CAM G-code language
        • Load a pre-designed program in the simulator
        • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
        • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
        • Loading material, hold-downs, vices, torquing
        • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
        • Only instructor runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
        • Shut down, cleanup

        RUNNING A PART ON THE HAAS MILL

        • Each student will load a program on the HAAS simulator and complete the following:
        • Study lines of G-code and look for XYZ movements and tool changes
        • Tapping
        • Understand where and how the machine might crash based on code and simulation
        • Instructor assures machine will not crash and offers useful criticism on adjustments
        • Understand feeds and speeds

        Load milled block from class (1 of 4) Each student will go through this process:

        • Power up
        • Load tools
        • Tapping
        • Use probe to touch off top and sides of material stock
        • Each student runs a demo of part 1M on the HAAS
        • Instructor assures machine will not crash – offers feeds and speeds advice
        • Shut down, cleanup

        STEP 2: OSHA30 SAFETY COURSE (30 hours)

        Occupational Safety and Health Association Safety Course

        4 Saturdays -- February 4th - 25th, 2023

        Many manufacturers in Connecticut are required to meet federal safety standards when working in a manufacturing facility or shop floor. This course puts YOU ahead of your competition and having an OSHA30 rating on your resume makes you a “more-likely” candidate for these positions.

        Get this training FREE OF CHARGE!

        Attendees will walk away with a true educational experience applicable to working in most shop environments. This interactive course is essential for on-the-job safety. You will learn from an OSHA certified instructor with questions and related case scenarios. Additionally, you will be provided with a OSHA 1910 manual for reference and complete a workbook throughout each course topic and watch the outcome of energized power tools being thrown into water, scaled scaffold, fall protection, rigging demonstrations and so much more right in the MakerspaceCT shop environment.

        DAY 1: February 04, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

        8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to OSHA

        10:00 am – 11:00 am Electrical Safety Part I

        11:00 am – 12:00 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part I

        12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

        12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Machine Guarding

        1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Personal Protective Equipment

        2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Hazard Communication


        DAY 2: February 11, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

        8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Walking/Working Surfaces – Including Fall Protection

        10:00 am – 11:00 am Material Handling Part I

        11:00 am – 12:00 pm Managing Safety and Health Part I

        12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

        12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Managing Safety and Health Part II

        1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Electrical Safety Part II

        2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part II

        3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Material Handling Part II

        DAY 3: February 18, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

        8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Managing Safety and Health Part II

        9:30 am - 10:30 am Hazardous Materials

        10:30 am - 12:00 pm Powered Industrial Vehicles

        12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Aerial Lifts and Scaffolds

        2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lock Out / Tag Out

        3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Accident Investigation

        4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Safety and Health Programs

        Day 4: February 25, 2023, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

        8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Confined Spaces

        11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ergonomics

        12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

        12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Welding, Cutting and Brazing

        1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Blood-Borne Pathogens

        2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Job Hazard Analysis

        This program is open to Connecticut residents 16-24. The cost-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.

        LOCATION:

        MakerspaceCT

        36 Talcott Street

        Hartford, CT 06119

        Health and Safety: Masks are optional and social distancing is recommended. Please click here for details.

        Offered in partnership with the City of Hartford.

        Funding provided by The Justice Education Center





      Curriculum Overview: OSHA30 SAFETY COURSE (30 hours)

      Occupational Safety and Health Association Safety Course

      Attendees will walk away with a true educational experience applicable to working in most shop environments. This interactive course is essential for on-the-job safety. You will learn from an OSHA certified instructor with questions and related case scenarios. Additionally, you will be provided with a OSHA 1910 manual for reference and complete a workbook throughout each course topic and watch the outcome of energized power tools being thrown into water, scaled scaffold, fall protection, rigging demonstrations and so much more right in the MakerspaceCT shop environment.

      DAY 1:  

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction to OSHA

      10:00 am – 11:00 am Electrical Safety Part I

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part I

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Machine Guarding

      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Personal Protective Equipment

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Hazard Communication

      DAY 2:  

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Walking/Working Surfaces – Including Fall Protection

      10:00 am – 11:00 am Material Handling Part I

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Managing Safety and Health Part I

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Managing Safety and Health Part II

      1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Electrical Safety Part II

      2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Emergency Exiting, EAP and Fire Prevention/Protection Part II

      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Material Handling Part II

      DAY 3:  

      8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Managing Safety and Health Part II

      9:30 am - 10:30 am Hazardous Materials

      10:30 am - 12:00 pm Powered Industrial Vehicles

      12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Aerial Lifts and Scaffolds

      2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lock Out / Tag Out

      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Accident Investigation

      4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Safety and Health Programs

      Day 4: 

      8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Confined Spaces

      11:00 am – 12:00 pm Ergonomics

      12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch

      12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Welding, Cutting and Brazing

      1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Blood-Borne Pathogens

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Job Hazard Analysis

      Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software