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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:

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    On successful completion of a programme, you will receive a certificate. Successful completion requires a stipulated attendance and competency level.

  • Does the Barbados Vocational Training Board provide financial assistance for applicants?

    No, although in extreme cases referrals are made to external agencies on the behalf of the student.

  • 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.

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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 Haynes

    I enjoyed being involved in the Apprenticeship Programme – both the theoretical and practical component.  The experience was worthwhile, as I was able to acquire a skill and also further my studies.

    Jason Haynes
    Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician at A-Con Air Conditioning Consultants Inc.

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