Imagine a place that encourages kids to put down their phones and instead pick up tools.
Imagine a place where generations explore, teach, and learn the mechanical world together.
Imagine a place where new career paths are discovered and futures grow even brighter.
BENDIX IS THAT PLACE.
Bendix Academy is an intergenerational workshop and learning center where people unite to explore, teach, and learn the mechanical world together.
Using a mentor model, we give kids invaluable opportunities to forge strong career paths and futures.
Become a Student
“I discovered I am very good with tools and mechanical things. I’m so thankful for what my Bendix mentors taught me.“
There’s is a massive skilled labor shortage in the U.S.
Today, only one new skilled trades worker is entering the trades for every five who retire.
It’s estimated that in the next decade, 2.5 million jobs will go unfilled because of the growing skills gap crisis.
At Bendix, we’re getting kids to put down their phones and instead pick up tools to learn the art of toolmanship.
Linked with skilled mentors, we tie generations together to explore, teach, and learn the mechanical world.
We’re building healthy tomorrows – for countless kids and for businesses, economies, and our country as well.
We must take action now.
“I love sharing my love of mechanical knowledge just like my father did with me when I was young.“
Become a Mentor
Our blueprint is simple.
Put tools in kids’ hands and you build ambition.
Pair them with a mentor and you build true talent.
Put down the phone and you build new possibilities.
Give kids opportunities and you build new futures.
Meet Team Bendix
G1NBC Livingston County News Interview
Bendix Executive Director Todd Trainor discusses the Academy’s toolmanship program with G1NBC broadcaster, Joseph Allen Malik, of Livingston County news.
Senator Theis visits Bendix
State Senator Lana Theis visited the Bendix Academy to learn about our unique Toolmanship Mentorship program. She talked with mentors, students, parents, and Academy Director, Todd Trainor.