by Katie Mientka | Adam Grubb Media

Hands-On, Real-World Learning for the 21st Century

Recently, Hub & Spoke and Ivy Tech partnered to host a Maker Career Exploration event, held at the Maker Playground in Fishers. Business owners, employers, and the chair of Ivy Tech’s building and construction trades department served as panelists, sharing real-life success stories related to their diverse pathways into the construction industry and offering insights on necessary skills and credentials for a high-powered career.

Stacy Atkinson, Ivy Tech Chancellor, says, “Our partnership with Hub & Spoke will continue to provide opportunities for innovation that translate into programming, events, and impact across Hamilton County.” The Entremaker Program is an exciting next step.

Hub & Spoke Institute, Fishers Maker Playground, and Ivy Tech Community College have come together to create the unique Entremaker Program. This five-week, 40-hour introductory construction course is geared towards folks interested in a career change. Participants will work to build both academic knowledge and technical skills that will set them up for success in an exciting, forward-moving industry. The course covers:

  • Basic Safety Skills
  • Introductory Construction Math
  • Intro to Power & Hand Tools
  • Basic Rigging
  • Material Handling
  • Construction Drawing
  • Essential Communication Skills
  • Fundamental Employability Skills

The Entremaker Program is your chance to develop the skills – and the confidence and connections – you need for an in-demand, well-paying, and highly-satisfying career in the construction industry. And if you’re worried about the cost of taking an intensive 5-week course? It’s free thanks to the following sponsors: ACo, Meyer Najem, Ivy Tech, Maker Playground, BDA, and Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling.

Ready to start down your own unique pathway? Learn more about the free Entremaker Program at – or better yet, register online for your spot.