Open Works Weekly 5/13/22
Open Works Weekly 5/13/22
Are you interested in computer-aided design, CNC routers, 3D printing, laser cutting, or making furniture? The Makers Unite CAD Training program teaches AutoDesk Fusion 360, use and operation of our CNC (computer numerical control) wood routers, and basic woodworking and metalworking skills, preparing you for a job in the field.
The program is a 12-week, 20 hours/week commitment and requires participants to attend all sessions. It is free for participants! Stipends available to qualifying participants. Training will take place at Open Works, 1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD and will begin in June.
No previous experience in manufacturing necessary but an interest in joining the field and ability to attend all program sessions a must.
+ Students must be Baltimore City residents ages 18+, with strong preference given to un- or under-employed individuals.
+ Participants must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to enroll and agree to wearing a mask over their nose and mouth when inside the building.
+ Participants must attend entirety of program.
+ May 13-25: Application Submissions
+ May 31-June 3: Interviews
+ June 13-September 2: Please note that this is a competitive program with only 6 spots available and applying does not guarantee a spot in the program.
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This training program is generously funded by BGE and the Ratcliffe Foundation.
We’re halfway through the first official session of the Baltimore Sewn Trades Program and it’s been a blast! Fill out an interest form to be among the first to know about future session.
The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation (RWDF) has teamed with the Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) to launch The Mac MacLure Spirit of Leadership Award, to recognize and celebrate exemplary community leadership. This award was created in honor of Laurens “Mac” MacLure, a director and long-time senior member of the RWDF staff, as well as a highly respected and much-loved member of the Central Baltimore community. This year, the Mac MacLure Award will give one $25,000 grant to a community leader whose work in Central Baltimore represents the values and spirit Mr. MacLure exemplified in his community engagement and leadership on behalf of the Foundation.
Nominations in the form of an essay/letter should be submitted to Ellen Janes, Executive Director, CBP, email@example.com beginning May 1 through July 1. Honorees will be selected by a small panel assembled by CBP and RWDF. The first awardee will be announced in early 2023.
Learn more about the Mac MacLure Spirit of Leadership Award.
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