Ivy Tech, Hub & Spoke to host event


Ivy Tech Hamilton County and a Fishers-based coworking space known as the Hub & Spoke Institute are partnering to launch a Maker Career Exploration event on Wednesday.

The event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be held from at Hub & Spoke, 8100 E. 106th St., #260 and is designed for anyone interested in learning more about career opportunities directly from employers.

Attendees will hear from the chair of Ivy Tech Hamilton County’s building and construction trades department, be able to participate in a hands-on activity in the Fishers Maker Playground and hear real-life success stories from panelists who have experience in a variety of pathways, according to a news release.

Panelists will also provide insight into the core competencies across the industry and the necessary credentials to determine their career trajectory, the news release said.

Ivy Tech Hamilton County Chancellor Stacy Atkinson spoke positively about the event and the future of the community partnership.

“The Maker Career Exploration event will educate attendees on the options available to them in high-wage, high-demand industries like the construction trades,” Atkinson said. “Our partnership with Hub & Spoke will continue to provide opportunities for innovation that translate into programming, events, and impact across Hamilton County.”

To date, the partnership has resulted in the development of the Entremaker Program, a five-week, 40-hour introductory course that teaches students elements of construction including basic safety skills, material handling, construction math, and more.

“Our goal at Hub & Spoke Institute is to provide an opportunity for folks to discover their passions and create flexibility for the important choices that determine their future,” said David Decker, founder of Hub & Spoke Institute. “Construction is more than hammers and nails. We want to build awareness and invite the community to explore career opportunities and ultimately create pathways to success.”

Individuals who are interested in attending the Maker Career Exploration event can register by visiting https://hubandspoke.works/event/hub-spoke-institute-career-exploration/.


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