Cabinet Maker (Joinery)

Cabinet Maker (Joinery), Apprenticeship (Level 1) (Camosun College)

For more detailed information see the following link to the Saanich Career Education web page: Cabinet Maker (Joinery)

Students interested in this program must meet with a Career Teacher to development a personal education/transition plan and complete all appropriate application and registration forms.

The Cabinet Making Apprenticeship Program is designed to prepare secondary school students for a career in the wood joinery (cabinetry), or finishing carpentry profession.

Students will learn both theoretical concepts and practical skills while participating in this program. Students will complete two semester-long courses over two years, and work summers in the industry to complete work experience hours necessary for the first year of their apprenticeship.

Students may enter into the program during grade 10, 11, or 12 and are encouraged to take as many courses as possible in any of the Technology Education areas.

Students will be expected to work as a team on cabinet and finishing carpentry projects for a variety of customer needs.

Students will be required to complete a six week apprenticeship course in the summer of their graduation year at Camosun College for certification in their first year apprenticeship.

This is a Youth Work In Trades program. Completed courses can be used for both high school and apprenticeship credits. Youth Work In Trades students who graduate from secondary school with a minimum of 480 banked hours of work and completion of the 4 Youth Work In Trades courses in the field qualify for a $1000 scholarship if still employed in the trade on a full time basis and having logged a minimum of 900 hours by the time they turn 19.

Students should speak with a Career Counsellor in the Career Centre if interested in this unique learning opportunity.

Students are required to complete 250-500 hours of work experience before attending Camosun College for their Level 1 Technical training.

Recommended Stelly’s Courses:

  • Woodwork 9/10
  • Carpentry & Joinery 11
  • Carpentry & Joinery 12
  • Drafting Design 11 & 12
  • Work Experience or SSA

Level 1 Curriculum:

  • The Joinery / cabinet making trade
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Interpret drawings and Specifications
  • Material Identification
  • Hand Tool Use
  • Machine use
  • Joint construction
  • Composite material
  • Finish application