The Carpentry program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, tools, skills and work ethics to enter the carpentry trade and related occupations such as cabinet/furniture making, estimating and sales. Students will also gain sound knowledge, skills and safe work practices, utilizing common woodworking equipment.
Carpentry will also provide a foundation for post-secondary education in areas such as drafting, architecture, and engineering. Graduates will be well prepared to enter directly into the workforce in carpentry, surveying, drafting, civil engineering, architecture, interior design or any other related area, or further post-secondary training. Students will construct buildings, including framing, siding and roofing. Other projects are saw horses, framing a window, stairs, concrete forms, and a model roof, to name a few. There is a design and drafting segment in the program. The emphasis is on attainment of a good work ethic and the attainment of industry level standards in basic carpentry skills.
Carpentry is an approved apprenticeship program through the “Provincial Accreditation Through High School” (PATHS) agreement.
Students who successfully complete the accredited program with an accumulative average of 70% or better in the trade subjects and level for which the program was accredited, will be eligible to receive credit for their Level 1 Technical Training when they register with Manitoba Apprenticeship. Students who complete all 8 approved courses with a minimum of 70% will receive the Carpentry Accreditation Number on their transcript giving credit for the Carpentry Program Level 1. This accreditation will be valid for four (4) years from the time it is issued.
Students will be required to complete at least 8 courses over the course of the program to qualify for the Senior Years Technology Education Diploma.