Before a member is allowed to work in the space, they must attend an orientation briefing. This will cover general rules of the Makerspace, tour of the space and equipment, and a safety section.
Prior to using some of the complex equipment on their own, members must successfully complete an authorization course. These courses can be scheduled on demand and for a nominal fee. It will cover setup and safe usage for both yourself and the machine. Basically, it covers how to get the most out of the equipment and to give you the knowledge to help you succeed.
Classes that help the novice get comfortable using the equipment. The student will learn how to make a small project that they will be able to take home at the end of the class.
Some examples: Design a 3D model and print it on the 3D printers. Build animatronic Halloween decorations, Pen Turning on a wood lathe, Build a Drone