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Innovation Academy

Event Details

Exploring with Innovation Academy is a program in which you can learn about welding, 3d printing, coding and robotics, all in 18 hours! 

This program takes place in Alexandria, VA at Building Momentum, a problem-solving organization with expertise in training people of all ages in fabrication and building technologies.  



Who is this program for?

This is for all individuals ages 15 - 22, with an interest in learning! You do not have to have experience in any of the fabrication technologies - Building Momentum's educators are experts at teaching individuals at all skill levels. We do ask that you want to work with your hands and you work well with kids/teaching.*  


  • This program will run on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 5pm - 8pm
  • The dates are: 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15


Building Momentum | 5380 Eisenhower Ave Suite C, Alexandria, VA 22304

What will you learn?

  • Each of the 6 sessions will be focused on a specific area. Roughly speaking, the focus of:
    • March is welding 
    • April is 3D printing and CAD
    • May is robotics & coding
  • Innovation Academy is a fun and hands-on program to learn many skills for fabrication and innovation well! 


More general event details:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • First Aid Merit Badge or First Aid Certification


  • The fee is $185. This includes all 6 sessions' instruction and materials!

  • Please note: If you are already a registered Explorer in NCAC (even if in another career program: law enforcement, aviation, business, law, etc.) your annual Exploring dues allow you to register for Building Momentum's program for $150. Please reach out to

* Why are we looking for individuals who also like teaching? Building Momentum is all about training individuals, to train more individuals to learn about fabrication, innovation and building! Those who seem like promising part-timer staff may be invited to paid opportunities such as Spring Break Training Week (April 10-14) or Summer Academy Staff. 


Questions? Please let us know!

When & Where
Innovation Academy Bootcamp
Building Momentum
Monday 03-06-2023 5:00 PM ET to 8:00 PM ET Past
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