Generator tool trainings are intended to provide basic skill and safety training on a specific set of tools at Generator. Permission to use tools at Generator is only granted when a member successfully completes each tool training. Some tool trainings are not needed as often and are therefore only run by request. Learn more about these on our Advanced Tool Training page,
NOTE: trainings are not associated with any professional or industry-level certification status, nor is any document issued upon completion.
Non-Members are welcome to take any tool training or class at Generator but will not gain independent access to tools unless they become a Generator member! People must become a Generator member within 45 days of taking a training for the certification to be valid. Members receive a 10% discount on classes as well as access to shops and machines once they complete the appropriate trainings.
Workshops are longer, hands-on, project-based educational experiences. Participants leave with a finished item or new skill along with the ability to dream up ideas in a new medium, and greater confidence to operate the equipment independently. Most workshops are designed for folks who have little to no previous experience with the equipment used and want to begin growing their skillset, or for folks who simply want to experience making something specific in a supportive atmosphere!
Experienced User Assessments
If you have prior experience, you may be eligible to test out of a training through a private one-on-one skill & safety assessment with a Generator instructor. Learn more and request an EUA here.
Private Lessons – $75 first hour, $50 each additional hour
We can schedule private lessons! Scheduling private lessons may take up to 14 days. To schedule a private lesson, fill out the request form found here. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Private Group Workshops
Team Building / Professional Development / Friends & Family
We can schedule private classes or workshops for groups! For more information, please contact [email protected].