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Engineering Fundamentals Program Beginning Spring 2024 -- Cost-Free for Hartford-based young adults aged 18-24!

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DESIGN & PROTOTYPE Training

For Hartford Young Adults 18-24

The ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE (EFC) is for young adults living in Hartford, ages 18-24.

You’ll be introduced to the many aspects of product creation, engineering and manufacturing. Students design and produce a working prototype while learning understanding materials, processes, and how everyday objects get made.

While diving into the below steps, students will build confidence using the natural steps of product design, and take ownership of parts they produce.

There is a shortage of hands-on, creative talent and this program can help students better understand the steps to successful careers in Industrial Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

These new skills open minds and help you to think creatively!

You will participate in these main areas of study in the following disciplines:

DESIGN IT with CAD:

A product development overview with sketching, blue-print study and a move into digital modeling. All product design and engineering starts with Computer Aided Design (CAD).

CREATE IT with 3D PRINTERS:

This step introduces 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing. Students prep, edit and print parts. When a part is printed it becomes “real” and it can be held and used.

ASSEMBLE & ELECTRIFY IT:

Using this hands-on experience, students become familiar with lab equipment by soldering electronic components. This includes studying circuits, wires, lights, and displays.

USE OUR SHOP:

All students enrolled become members of MakerspaceCT for a couple months and can use our innovation center during open hours to continue working on their creations!

MEET EMPLOYERS:

Prepare resumes, learn presentation skills, and meet employers.

SCHEDULE

There are two different cohorts. Please CHOOSE ONE of the schedules below.

Spring 2024

COHORT C is Mondays and Wednesdays. 6:30pm-8:30pm, March 4, 2023 - May 22, 2024


COHORT D is Saturdays 10am-2pm, March 2, 2023 - May 25, 2024





Choose your cohort: Double check your personal schedule to confirm your availability and choose only one of the sessions below. You must be a Hartford resident 18-24 to apply.

SPACE IS LIMITED, APPLY TODAY

    • Saturday, March 02, 2024
    • Saturday, May 25, 2024
    • 13 sessions
    • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
    • 2
    Register

      The ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE (EFC) is for young adults, ages 18-24.

      You’ll be introduced to the many aspects of product creation, engineering and manufacturing. Students design and produce a working prototype while learning understanding materials, processes, and how everyday objects get made.

      While diving into the below steps, students will build confidence using the natural steps of product design, and take ownership of parts they produce.

      There is a shortage of hands-on, creative talent and this program can help students better understand the steps to successful careers in Industrial Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

      These new skills open minds and help you to think creatively!

      You will participate in these main areas of study in the following disciplines:

      DESIGN IT with CAD:

      A product development overview with sketching, blue-print study and a move into digital modeling. All product design and engineering starts with Computer Aided Design (CAD).

      CREATE IT with 3D PRINTERS:

      This step introduces 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing. Students prep, edit and print parts. When a part is printed it becomes “real” and it can be held and used.

      ASSEMBLE & ELECTRIFY IT:

      Using this hands-on experience, students become familiar with lab equipment by soldering electronic components. This includes studying circuits, wires, lights, and displays.

      USE OUR SHOP:

      All students enrolled become members of MakerspaceCT for a couple months and can use our innovation center during open hours to continue working on their creations!

      MEET EMPLOYERS:

      Prepare resumes, learn presentation skills, and meet employers.

      SCHEDULE

      SESSION D is Saturdays, March 2nd through May 25th. Each session is 10am - 2pm. The program runs 12 weeks

      This program is open to Hartford-area residents, aged 18-24. The cost-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.

      LOCATION:

      MakerspaceCT

      36 Talcott Street

      Hartford, CT 06119

      This program is generously funded by The City of Hartford and Ensworth Charitable Foundation


      • Monday, March 04, 2024
      • Wednesday, May 22, 2024
      • 24 sessions
      • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
      • 0
      Join waitlist

        The ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE (EFC) is for young adults, ages 18-24.

        You’ll be introduced to the many aspects of product creation, engineering and manufacturing. Students design and produce a working prototype while learning understanding materials, processes, and how everyday objects get made.

        While diving into the below steps, students will build confidence using the natural steps of product design, and take ownership of parts they produce.

        There is a shortage of hands-on, creative talent and this program can help students better understand the steps to successful careers in Industrial Design, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

        These new skills open minds and help you to think creatively!

        You will participate in these main areas of study in the following disciplines:

        DESIGN IT with CAD:

        A product development overview with sketching, blue-print study and a move into digital modeling. All product design and engineering starts with Computer Aided Design (CAD).

        CREATE IT with 3D PRINTERS:

        This step introduces 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing. Students prep, edit and print parts. When a part is printed it becomes “real” and it can be held and used.

        ASSEMBLE & ELECTRIFY IT:

        Using this hands-on experience, students become familiar with lab equipment by soldering electronic components. This includes studying circuits, wires, lights, and displays.

        USE OUR SHOP:

        All students enrolled become members of MakerspaceCT for a couple months and can use our innovation center during open hours to continue working on their creations!

        MEET EMPLOYERS:

        Prepare resumes, learn presentation skills, and meet employers.

        SCHEDULE

        SESSION C is Mondays and Wednesdays, March 4th through May 22nd. Each session is 6pm - 8:30pm. The program runs every week for 12 weeks

        This program is open to Hartford-area residents, aged 18-24. The cost-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.

        LOCATION:

        MakerspaceCT

        36 Talcott Street

        Hartford, CT 06119

        This program is generously funded by The City of Hartford and Ensworth Charitable Foundation


      The program is in-person at our

      facility in Downtown Hartford


      MakerspaceCT

      36 Talcott Street

      Hartford, CT

      (G. Fox Building)


      Choose the cohort that best fits with your schedule. Please note, you can choose only one.

      COHORT C:

      Cohort C is Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 5th through May 23rd. Each session is 6pm - 8:30pm.

      Week 1: Mar 04 & Mar 06, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 2: Mar 11 & Mar 13, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 3: Mar 18 & Mar 20, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 4: Mar 25 & Mar 27, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 5: Apr 01 & Apr 03, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 6: Apr 08 & Apr 10, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 7: Apr 15 & Apr 17, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 8: Apr 22 & Apr 24, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 9: Apr 29 & May 01, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 10: May 06 & May 08, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 11: May 13 & May 15, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      Week 12: May 20 & May 22, 2024: Mon/Wed, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


      COHORT D:

      Cohort B is Saturdays, March 2nd through May 25th. Each session is 10am - 2pm.

      Week 1: Mar 02, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 2: Mar 09, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 3: Mar 16, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 4: Mar 23, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 5: Apr 06, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 6: Apr 13, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 7: Apr 20, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 8: Apr 27, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 9: May 04, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 10: May 11, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 11: May 18, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

      Week 12: May 25, 2024: Sat, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


      Each cohort runs for 12 program weeks. 

      Please choose a cohort based on your best availability for the program weeks.

      Bought to you by:


      Generously funded by the City of Hartford and Ensworth Charitable Foundation


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