Tool Trainings

Generator’s tool trainings and shop classes offer community education in woodworking, metal working, rapid prototyping & 3D printing, jewelry making, sewing, electronics, and more.

Tool trainings are open to members and the general public. These educational classes serve as an introduction to the safe and proper use of a specific tool or shop. Successful completion of a Generator tool training is required for independent access to any of our shops and/or tools.

Non-members who complete a Generator tool training have 3 months to become a member before their training expires. Non-members who do not join within 3 months will be required to re-take their training.

Certain advanced tool trainings (such as CNC Router, Welding, Machining, and others…) are scheduled by request. If you don’t see what you’re looking for on the calendar you can submit an advanced tool training request HERE.

Tool trainings are different from Workshops. Tool Trainings focus on safe operation and use of shops and tools, and only basic techniques will be covered. To learn more about a specific, or a more advanced technique please check out our Workshops or request a Private Lesson.

To see a calendar view of all of our events and educational offerings, click HERE.

Questions regarding Generator’s educational offerings can be emailed to our Program Coordinator.

Seeking Financial Assistance?

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) might be able to help you access Generator Tool Trainings at zero, or reduced, cost. The VSAC Advancement Grant offers financial assistance to Vermont residents looking to enhance their job skills and improve their employability. CLICK HERE for more information about this opportunity and instructions for how to apply!

Notice: Some advanced tool trainings have prerequisites. Trainings with a prerequisite will include specific details in the event description.