To prepare marginalized residents with skills for next century jobs and careers to spark economic mobility
To match opportunity with preparedness in institutions and communities
To create a talent cultivation pipeline to fill workforce shortages in STEAM-related careers a reason to do business with you.
To contribute to regional economic development by growing entrepreneurs and talent for growing sectors
The Metal Workspace will offer access to entry-level training in metal works to advanced welding. Artists and career seekers in welding will have access to the latest technology for computer-navigated equipment. The Naval Welding Institute will serve as the anchor training organization.
The 3D Printing Workspace will offer introductory courses in understanding and using 3D printers and scanners. Once members advance through the training program, they will be able to use the 3D printing equipment to create anything from small toys to useful everyday devices.
The Science of Sounds Workspace will offer access to classes and equipment for music and sound creators to explore and produce. This Workspace will introduce members to the science and technology of digital music production.
The Paynter Family Wood Workspace will feature the latest technology in manufacturing with wood. Members will have access to the latest technology in routers, laser cutters, and more. Members of all skill levels will learn the art and business of woodworking such as furniture making and cabinetry.
The Electronics Workspace will allow members to learn about all facets of creating electronics from the Printed Circuit Board design to robotics. Members will have access to tools to help build their ideas.
The Coding Class Rooms will serve as training centers to learn computer skills at all levels such as coding, cybersecurity training, and software development. Youth and community members will benefit from having training that decreases the digital divide.
The Textile Workspace will feature a state of art computer navigated sewing and embroidery machines. Members of all skill levels will have access to classes and workshops for design, clothes making, and more.
The Personal Care Workspace will offer access to equipment, ingredients, and storage to beauty and personal care brands looking to develop the next wave of innovative products in the beauty industry
The Innovation Lounge is a members-only co-working space that will offer rental offices and meeting space for small businesses. Connections that spark innovations and iterations for product design and business development happen in this space.