|USER CENTERED DESIGN||WOODWORKING||BUILD A GREENHOUS|
|STARTING A MAKER BUSINESS||MIG WELDING||BUILD A MICROSCOPE|
|INTO TO 3D PRINTING||ADVANCED 3D PRINTING||INTRO TO 3D PRINTING|
|INTERNET OF THINGS||WOMEN’S WILD NIGHT||MAKE A TEAM UNIFORM|
|INTRO TO FASHION DESIGN||FURNITURE DESIGN||INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING|
|RAPID PROTOTYPING||LASER CUTTER FABRICATION||INTRO TO ARDUINO|
|The classes listed in this chart represent general examples of the types of classes a member might find available in each of the categories. It is not intended as a comprehensive course list.|
UNION’s classes, trainings & workshops are designed to welcome and appeal to a broad audience ranging from motivated makers to casually interested community members. Our classes represent a diverse range of disciplines and sizes and will be available to members and non-members alike! They can take the form of classes, workshops or one-to-one mentoring.
All these opportunities are available in the following models:
- Skill development
- Advanced topics & techniques
- Youth education
- Safety and competency
- Workforce development
Designed to provide introductory information about a particular subject. These classes allow makers and hobbyists to experience the unique and supportive UNION culture and to expose class members to the possibilities that exist to become a creative maker or a fulfilled hobbyist.
Participants get the full benefit of learning by doing. Class members will run the gamut of “I’ve never made anything in my life, but think it would be cool” to “I’ve been making all my life and want to expand my skill-set.” These classes will be hands-on the entire time and participants will leave class having produced something tangible to take home! Skill development will be offered in a wide array of subjects ranging from 3-D printing to CAD layout and design.
Advanced Topics & Techniques
Will be scheduled to address the needs of our members as well as to introduce our UNION community to new, innovative processes, techniques and software applications.
Specifically designed to support students under the age of eighteen, to introduce and educate them about the amazing world of learning and making. This is an incredible opportunity to educate the youth of our community about the possibilities that emerge from working tangibly and allows us to expose students to cutting edge technology that is absolutely full of potential. Our Youth Education Program is also a platform for generating future members and maker businesses, while showing young students the options that exist outside of the pre-prescribed outcome of their future. The classes taught in our Youth Education Program will be similar to those taught in our Informative and Skill Development classes, but will be tailored to and exclusively for young students.
Safety and Competency Certification
Equipment operation is a set of classes/workshops required of all new members to insure they are certified to safely and effectively operate the equipment they intend to use as well as understanding the basic health, safety and coworking conventions that comprise the UNION ‘culture.’ 24/7 key card access to each specific shop will be earned as these basic safety certification classes have been successfully completed.
Experiences are designed to assist our serious makers to evaluate, plan, prototype and ultimately launch their business. These experiences are located in our Development and Management Labs and range from determining the feasibility of your product, prototyping, planning and management and incubated launch within UNION to provide the very best chance of success. Research shows that more than ¾ of incubated businesses succeed and more than ¾ stay in the community they started in. Success breeds more success and the economic and cultural impact on our community will be great.
Ogden is at the center of the Third Industrial Revolution and is positioned to help train the workforce that is required for the regional manufacturing businesses to succeed. We will work collaboratively to design and deliver workforce skill and cultural development for aerospace, medical technology, outdoor/recreation industries and fabrication and design.
We hope to form alliances with regional tech colleges to provide content and delivery options that assist and propel their current students.