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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

  • Oct 03, 2020

    Duration:
    12 weeks
    Day(s):
    Saturday
    Time:
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Tutor:
    Mr. M. Lashley
    Course Fee:
    $300.00

Frequently Asked Questions

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

  • What is a stipend?

    A stipend is a fixed regular sum of money paid to trainees to help cover expenses related to their attendance.

  • What time are the classes held?

    Classes are held from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

  • How often are programmes offered and what is the duration?

    Classes are offered annually on a semester system starting in August. Most classes run for two semesters and end in June, however there are some classes which run for one semester and begin again in January.

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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

  • Jason Pinder

    My experience at Structural Systems has been a positive one.  My supervisors were helpful throughout the practical training. The Apprenticeship Programme allowed me to further my welding studies, more specifically at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  Currently, I am attending at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic where I am studying Electrical Installation.  My manager, supervisor and my workmates at Structural Systems are supporting me in my studies. 

    I would advise any youngster, who wants to acquire skills to apply at the Barbados Vocational Training Board and attend the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic.  My advice would be get a skill and “keep off the block”.

    Jason Pinder

    Welder at Structural Systems Limited

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