Participate to the Onaki FabLab on July 4, 2022

We are now recruiting for the next cohort!

We are now recruiting for the next cohort of the Onaki FabLab. The starting date is July 4, 2022  to November 18, 2022. If you are interested to participate, you just have to send us an email to with your name and contact information.

Program Overview

The Onaki FabLab is a sixteen-week paid training program that provides participants with the skills and knowledge to use digital fabrication technologies to fabricate cultural and solution-based products. Through applied learning activities, participants learn vinyl cutting, 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, digital milling, electronics, woodworking, sewing and embroidery. Participants also learn about various Indigenous cultures and receive employability workshops. They will work through the curriculum to develop projects that foster creativity and teamwork that reinforce their newly acquired skills. Individuals who complete our program will receive a bonus and benefit from a four-week paid internship with one of our partners.

Program Content Admission Requirements

The Onaki FabLab program courses teach participants about popular digital fabrication technologies and how to use the associated machines and software for prototyping culturally significant, utility, or personal interest products. We will measure participant success through the participant’s creation of designs and prototypes.

To be accepted into this program, an applicant needs to:

  • Be an Indigenous youth 15 to 30 years old
  • Complete the program application form
  • Be available during the hours of instruction
  • Not be enrolled in any other paid training program or attending educational studies during the program

Careers and Pathways

The program’s primary goal is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to overcome barriers to employability. As such, we hope this experience encourages people to continue their studies, seek employment opportunities, or start a business.

As part of the Onaki FabLab training program, the FPIC offers a paid four-week internship with one of our partners. This internship could also include organizations or companies within your network—however, arrangements need to be pre-approved by the FPIC and hosting organization/company.