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

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

Non-members who complete a Generator tool training have a grace period of 3 months to become a member before their training completion credit expires. Non-members who do not join within 3 months will be required to re-take the training to use the according shop or tool.

Some tool trainings (such as CNC Router, Welding and Machining) run infrequently. These trainings can be requested here.

Tool trainings are different from Workshops. Trainings mainly cover tool operations and are not able to cover the techniques for each tool in depth. To learn more about specific techniques or products, 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.

Please note: For some advanced tool trainings a prerequisite is required. Trainings with a prerequisite will be noted with an asterisk (*) next to the title. Please see the description for details.

To see trainings for a specific shop, click the “Show” button below and select the desired shop.