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Engineering Primer Program - Cohort Red

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • 10 sessions
  • Saturday, January 21, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, February 04, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, February 18, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, March 04, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 36 Talcott Street, Hartford CT 06103
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    The Engineering Primer program is a new opportunity for Hartford residents to get training and experience in new manufacturing technologies, earn an industry-recognized credential and interview for jobs with Connecticut manufacturers. This 10-week program is offered cost-free to Hartford residents

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

    Computer-Aided Design (CAD):

    The CAD curriculum uses industry level software that is commonplace in Aerospace, Medical and product development companies. Sessions include using factory digital tools with product design simulation to create simple 3D models. Building on a teamwork experience lends itself to the everyday encounters in today’s manufacturing workforce.

    Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing Technologies):

    The Additive curriculum is Manufacturing Basics and Additive Manufacturing. This curriculum was developed with the influence of experts from Collins Aerospace and General Dynamics, Electric Boat. Facilitation and training use the Manufacturing-X-Digital education system.

    Electronics and IoT (Internet of Things):

    The IoT curriculum is electronics and internet development. MakerspaceCT instructors are credentialed in electronics and IoT development. Instructional guidance and workshops are provided by industry professionals. Students explore pathways formed by EIT Digital’s Architecting Smart IoT Devices program.

    The Engineering Primer program includes workforce development education and hands-on learning in the above fields, resume writing, presentation skills, and introduction to professional practices. The program concludes with a job fair, with at least 20 local manufacturing companies represented.


    COHORT Red is Saturdays, January 21st through March 25th. Each session is 10am - 4pm. The program runs 10 weeks, plus an additional session for a Job Fair.

    WEEKS 1 - 3: DESIGN IT

    CAD (Computer Aided Design)

    A product development overview with sketching, orthographic view study and a move into digital modeling using reverse engineering.

    WEEKS 4 - 7: PRINT IT

    Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing

    An introduction to additive processes using CAD modeling to prepare and run prototypes for industrial 3D printing.


    Electronics and Internet of Things (IoT)

    Use hands-on experiences, with lab equipment, soldering and electronic component to assemble parts into a protorype.

    WEEK 11


    20+ manufacturers will be on-site to interview you at MakerspaceCT.

    This program is open to Hartford-area adults 18-29. The cost-free training is in-person and on-site at MakerspaceCT in Downtown Hartford.



    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.

    Additional Support from the Justice Education Center, Inc.

    HEALTH & SAFETY: Our facility is mask-optional as of Friday, April 1, 2022. Please click here for more info.

    MakerspaceCT is a program of McEivr, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Please Donate Now To Help Support Our Mission.

    Location: 36 Talcott Street, Hartford, CT 06103

    Phone: 860-619-MAKE.  Email: info@makerspacect.com

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