Course Description


Value Added Wood Skill Training

This  program is designed to prepare participants for an exciting career in BC’s Value-added Wood Products Industry. The Industry is a diverse collection of manufacturers creating a variety of products such as: Kitchen Cabinets, Furniture, Millwork, Remanufactured Wood, Log Homes & Timber Frame, Factory Built Homes, and Engineered Wood Products which includes Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) & Trusses. The Program is designed to be delivered over 4 weeks (140 hours) in both a classroom- and shop-setting.

Participants will learn:

  • Health & Safety inclusive of some First Aid;
  • the correct, safe use and maintenance of entry-level hand- and power-tools which in turn will be used to create a project;
  • interpretation of Shop drawings inclusive of measurements and layout;
  • work communications and collaboration techniques;
  • Recognition of wood grades and species, types of fasteners and finishes used. 
These will be complemented with Industry tours and presentations. Upon completion, participants will receive a First Aid Certificate as well as Certificate of Completion recognizable by Industry Members.
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