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Furniture Making - Beginners

Particpants should have basic writing and mathematical skills and have a basic understanding of Furniture Making.

By the end of the program the participants should be able to:

  • Follow safe working policies and practices relating to workshop use
  • Carry out measurements and calculations relating to furniture making 
  • Draw and interpret simple drawings; read and interpret work documents relating to furniture making
  • Construct a basic coffee table
  • Use furniture making hand and power tools and operate basic woodworking machines
  • Prepare surface for finishing and finish a basic coffee table

Latest Course Information

  • Feb 04, 2021

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Thursday
    Time:
    5:30 - 8:30 pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. M. Lashley
    Course Fee:
    $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few FAQs pertaining to this programme or course:

  • How long is the Apprenticeship Programme?

    The apprenticeship contract is usually for a period of three years although some exemptions can be made to shorten the period of training if the apprentice has already completed some theoretical or practical training at an approved institution. Exemptions are subject to the Director’s discretion.

  • Do I have to bring/buy tools for my class?

    Trainees are not expected to bring their own tools to class. They are however encouraged to save some of their stipend towards the purchase of tools and equipment for their personal use after they have completed training and have begun their careers.

  • When do classes begin?

    Evening Programmes are run three times a year and begin in January, May, and September. 

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Training Centres

This course is held at the following training centre(s):

  • Six Roads Skills Training Centre

    This centre is located in the industrial estate at Six Roads and offers training in Auto mechanics, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, and Cupboard Construction.

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Testimonials

  • Carlos Watson

    The Apprenticeship Programme has been a good experience. I learned a lot at Structural Systems during the on-the-job training. Within three years, I began as an Apprentice Welder and have become an Operator, by gaining experience in welding, fabrication, and by receiving Autocad training. I enjoyed the theoretical training at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. The teachers were helpful and kind, especially Mr. Ian Harvey.

    Carlos Watson

    Machine Operator at Structural Systems Limited

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