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MakerVet Bootcamp

Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College, in collaboration with 3D Veterans, is holding our first “MakerVet” Bootcamp starting on January 29, 2018. The two-week boot camp, along with three online courses afterwards will provide veterans the basic training to enter para-educator positions in schools, camps and other youth maker programs. Additionally, this training will provide the basic training and skills to allow program completers to apply for entry-level positions in additive (3D Printing) and subtractive (laser cutting / etching) manufacturing facilities.

10 Day - Bootcamp Training Model

This 10-day Bootcamp Training Model will provide training candidates with the basic skills to work within a makerspace that has a 3D design component. Candidates will learn how MakerSpaces function as ‘hubs for innovation’ where members of the community work collaboratively to share knowledge and skills. At the heart of the program is a component where candidates will learn the process of making and manufacturing using the design thinking model developed at the Design School at Stanford University and apply these skills to multiple manufacturing frameworks. Candidates will also learn how to troubleshoot, calibrate and maintain these maker machines and tools so that they run effectively.

The Bootcamp will run from January 29th, 2018 to February 9th, 2018, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. By completing this portion of the program, participants will earn 11 units of college credit from Foothill College. The second phase of the program is a sequence of three college-level courses, which participants can complete online and develop projects in the Foothill College MakerSpace. At the end of the second phase of the program, participants will earn another four units of college credit from Foothill College.

The total cost of the entire training program is $400.00 for veterans, this includes tuition for Foothill College courses and required materials for the courses.

For more information about the specific courses and content in the program, please check out our data sheet here. (

If you are interested, please fill out this interest form. (


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