This nine-month program prepares students for apprenticeship positions in the cabinet makers (joiners) trade or for careers as fine furniture builders.
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.
Graduates of the Fine Woodworking Program at Selkirk College earn credit for Level One and Level Two of the cabinet maker (joiner) trade technical training component of their apprenticeships. Additionally, graduates receive 450 hours advance credit towards the on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.
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)
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.