Hub & Spoke: Developing a Skilled Workforce at the Hub & Spoke Institute

Hub & Spoke Developing a Skilled Workforce at the Hub & Spoke Institute

Coming soon to the heart of Fishers, Indiana, adjacent to the Nickel Plate Trail, Hub & Spoke is a unique 94,000 square foot master-planned mixed-use development and partnership with the City of Fishers and Hamilton Southeastern Schools. The project, anticipated to open in April of 2020, consists of a Design Center with retail showrooms, the Community Connect with coworking space, and a state-of-the-art Makerspace.

Our Makerspace facility – the Hub & Spoke Institute (HSI, a 501c3 nonprofit organization) – is an intersection of manufacturing equipment, tools, technology, and arts with career training and education. HSI includes a community workshop, innovation lab, and art studio where we provide S.T.E.A.M-based, hands-on, experiential learning to develop a skilled workforce.

The makerspace includes an art studio and offers equipment such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, wood- and metal-working tools, and CNC equipment (Computer Numerical Control machines are automated milling devices that make industrial components without direct human assistance). In this dedicated space, projects can range from basic arts and crafts to full-on product development and manufacturing.

HSI was created to help students and young adults find their passions earlier in life and create a clear path to a successful future. HSI is not a trade school – it’s an all-inclusive facility cultivating the next generation of skilled trade workers, whether a college degree will be required or not.

Much like S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) philosophies, we approach education and learning more holistically. Instead of producing just an electrician or an engineer, students are also trained in hard and soft employability and entrepreneurial skills, so that they can make well-founded decisions about their important future when the time comes.

Visit us online at hubandspoke.works to learn how you can get involved in this one-of-a-kind project.