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Hammertime returns to the Hub

Hammertime – Jesuit Community College’s introduction to woodworking course – has returned to the Ecological Justice Hub after a break of several months.

Trainer Anj Hansen says the course is aimed at women and welcomes trans and gender diverse people. “Hammertime aims to provide a welcoming environment for people interested in exploring a trade as a career path, or just wanting to learn about using hand and power tools.”

Person holding hammer

Hammertime is delivered in a fully equipped wood working workshop located at Jesuit Social Services’ Ecological Justice Hub and a permaculture garden, in Brunswick, Melbourne – a space dedicated to both social and environmental justice.

Anj is a former high school teacher, social worker, and a qualified carpenter. She runs the courses with a focus on sustainability – across five workshops per course, participants use a recycled timber pallet to build a bench seat, with opportunities to discuss career pathways in the trades.

Bench seat

“There are no dumb questions in this class. I have lots and lots of patience and everyone takes home something they have made with their own hands,” Anj says.

The workshop is government-funded making it free for permanent residents or Australian or New Zealand Citizens not enrolled in mainstream secondary schools. People with disability are encouraged to enrol.

Hammertime is next running for five Fridays starting November 11, and five Wednesdays starting November 16, at the Hub in Brunswick, Melbourne. Visit the Jesuit Community College website for more information or to apply.