Please note: There will be no intake into this program in September 2020.
The advanced wood processing industry in Canada demands high quality, innovative, and technically sophisticated workers. In this program, you will learn everything you need to enter one of the fastest growing manufacturing sectors in Canada.
Once you are adept at using manual tools, you will move on to sophisticated electrical tools, including computer numerical control (CNC) equipment.
By the time you graduate, you will be comfortable making cabinets and architectural millwork, laminating, veneering, machining, sanding, assembling and finishing. In addition to course requirements, you will also complete a personal project of your own design.
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The most successful path to a Red Seal as a cabinetmaker begins with the Cabinetmaking/Wood Manufacturing program. This program enables you to earn 30 hours of apprenticeship time for each week of training and write the apprenticeship year one block exam, which puts you well on your way to Red Seal certification. Upon graduation, once you are working with a suitable employer, you will register as an apprentice to complete your journey to challenge the Interprovincial Exam. When you register, Apprenticeship PEI will give you credit for the hours earned and block exams passed while you were at Holland College.
The Interprovincial Red Seal gives you the ability to work anywhere in Canada without further testing or certification. The Red Seal is recognized as the Interprovincial standard of excellence for your chosen trade and is the designation most employers will ask for.
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