This nine-month program prepares students for apprenticeship positions in the cabinet makers (joiners) trade or for careers as fine furniture builders.
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Students engage in a variety of classroom and shop activities. They learn theoretical principles, concepts, and theories of furniture and cabinet design in the classroom. They apply their knowledge in the shop where they engage in the construction of cabinets and fine furniture.
Practical Skills Training
- Appreciate balanced design
- Consistently strive for originality and quality
- Draft in Computer Automated Design (CAD)
- Exhibit product value and pride
- Photograph your work
- Plan and setup a professional show
- Wood carving (optional and at an additional tuition fee through Continuing Education)
The program is broad in scope and encourages students to strive for quality design, originality, and enhanced workmanship skills, to improve chances of success in the marketplace.
Students are responsible to pay for materials used in constructing their projects. Depending on the size and scope of their project this cost could be up to $1000.00.
Graduates of the Fine Woodworking Program at Selkirk College earn credit for Level 1 and Level 2 of the cabinet maker (joiner) trade technical training component of their apprenticeships. Additionally, graduates receive 475 hours advance credit towards the on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.
Youth Train in Trades
The Youth Train in Trades program (YTT) was formerly known as Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training (ACE It). It is designed to help secondary school students get a head start on careers in the trades while earning credit towards their high school graduation. Learn more online at Industry Training Authority.
For more information speak with your high school guidance counsellor or get in touch with Selkirk College's Industry and Trades administrative assistant.
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