Vocational Training

Slingshots Vocational Training

 

Carpentry

Slingshots students will learn the basics of carpentry. Students will learn how to use many different tools and from time to time build a project. Projects could be anything from a bird house to a bunk bed set.
The carpentry class may spill over into plumbing, painting and other household fixes to help students learn how to take care of a house.

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Fashion Merchandising

Students will learn how to merchandise a store. This will help them with many future jobs. Slingshots will teach students how to set up a store. Specifically students are setting up Slingshots Boutique. A clothing store by teens for teens. Teens that have a clothing need can come to Slingshots Boutique and get the clothes that they need free of charge.
Students will learn to merchandise boys and girls clothing along with shoes and other accessories. Students will learn how to make sense of clothes on a rack. Putting clothes in the right order will help customers when they are shopping.
Slingshots is helping teens get ready for the working world.

Clothes Needed: If you have new or gently used clothes/shoes/belts for teens to donate please contact Bob Anderson at slingshotschicago@gmail.com. Slingshots Boutique also needs underwear – This can only be brand new.  During winter season we need boots, coats, hats and gloves.

 

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Screen Printing

Students will learn all the basics of screen printing on clothing. When a student comes to Slingshots they receive a logo t-shirt. The teens at Slingshots will learn to make the shirts form computer design to finished product. Students will learn how to make a screen, put the ink on the shirt, flash dry the shirt, etc.

Screen printing equipment needed: Flash dryer, exposure unit, screens, etc.  Please contact Bob Anderson if you have any of this equipment that you would like to donate.

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Automotive

Slingshots would like to teach some automotive skills as well. Slingshots is looking for mocked up brakes, calipers, rotors, etc. that would go with the suspension. We want teens to be able to turn wrenches and practice putting together and taking apart. We are also looking for an engine on a stand (without fluids) so that students can take apart and put back together.

If you have any of these items and would like to donate to Slingshots please contact Bob Anderson at slingshotschicago@gmail.com