Workshops and classes

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Workshops and classes at MakeICT provide an opportunity for knowledgeable individuals to share what they know. These learning opportunities are separated into five different types.

For a list of upcoming workshops and classes, visit the calendar. If you have an idea for a public class or workshop that you'd like to take or teach, please share it on the forum! For inquiries about private classes, send a message to info@makeict.org.

Authorizations

Authorizations provide people with the required knowledge and approval to operate specific pieces of equipment or work in specific areas. For members, this grants them access to that equipment/tool/area. For non-members, this allows them to enroll in future public workshops that make use of those specific tools/equipment.

  • Intended audience: members who want to use equipment or non-members who want to take other workshops
  • Price for attendees:
    • Members: FREE + materials if there are any
    • Non-members: $20 + materials if there are any
  • Instructors are volunteers

Workshops

Workshops are open to the public for enrollment and for teaching. Instructors are volunteers, and members can attend for free (except for materials). Non-members can attend for $5.

  • Intended audience: general public (members + potential new ones) looking for an intro-level experience
  • Price for attendees:
    • Members: Materials only
    • Non-members: $5 facilities fee + materials
  • Instructors
    • Purchase/handle materials, can submit reimbursement request
    • Volunteer their time/knowledge
    • Build their reputation/experience by teaching
  • MakeICT
    • Provides the venue/facilities
    • Provides advertising
    • Handles registration
    • Handles customer service

Classes

Classes provide deeper knowledge/learning from experienced instructors. These are open to the public for enrollment, but instructors need to be experienced/qualified (which can be demonstrated through public workshops).

  • Intended audience: general public (members + potential new ones) looking for more specific, advanced, or deeper learning
  • Price for attendees:
    • Members: class fee only
    • Non-members: $5 facilities fee + class fee
  • Instructors
    • Set the class fee (which should include materials and instruction)
    • Purchase/handle/distribute materials
    • Keep 75% of class fee revenue
  • MakeICT:
    • Provides the venue/facilities
    • Provides advertising
    • Handles registration
    • Handles customer service
    • Keep 100% of facilities fees + 25% of class fee revenues

Private Classes at the makerspace

These workshops are intended for specific groups and are not open to the public for instruction or enrollment. Groups looking for a private workshop must make an appointment, and instructors are recruited as required.

  • Intended audience: homeschoolers, mentorship programs, companies/orgs/clubs (team-building), etc
  • Price for the group
    • $100 base fee (reduced to $50 for educational groups or other nonprofits with a goal that’s in line with our mission)
    • Materials (varies)
    • Instructor’s fee (set by instructor)
      • Suggested $20/hr, 2 hour minimum
      • Includes prep time and class time
  • Incentive for makerspace
    • Revenue (100% of the base fee)
    • New member recruitment
  • Incentive for instructors
    • Income (100% of the instructor’s fee)

Private Classes at remote sites

These workshops are intended for specific groups and are performed on location or at a remote site. Groups looking for a private workshop at a remote site must make an appointment, and instructors are recruited as required. The requesting group is responsible for securing a venue and any fees associated with it.

  • Price for the group
    • $50 base fee
    • Materials (varies)
    • Instructor’s fee (set by instructor)
      • Suggested $25/hr, 2 hour minimum
      • Includes prep time and instruction time
  • Incentive for MakeICT
    • Revenue (100% of the base fee)
    • Exposure
  • Incentive for instructors
    • Income (100% of the instructor’s fee)

Compensation for instructors

Instructors who are not volunteering will receive their payments from MakeICT by the 15th day of the following month.