The Heritage Retrofit Carpentry program is a new program developed to train carpenters to respond to the need to restore heritage buildings while achieving energy efficiency. By preserving and restoring heritage buildings we can secure the future of these culturally important structures by achieving a sustainable level of energy efficiency while providing comfort for occupants. If you are interested in working with wood while learning about energy efficient renovation and building history, this is the program for you.
The demand for carpenters is rapidly growing, and the need for special skills in the area of restoration and renovation is growing even faster. After learning the basic skills for carpentry, you learn the unique skills required for the more rigorous tasks used in renovations and the preservation of historic buildings – for example, how to use recycled materials and frame a roof without using pre-made trusses. Quality and craftsmanship are the cornerstones of the program.
This program is perfect for those who want to learn more than the basics of carpentry. Energy efficiency, environmental concerns, business skills, and entrepreneurship are integral components of the program. This program is designed to meet the needs of employers looking for carpenters with a firm practical skill base across a wide range of applications. You learn everything from construction safety and the use of power tools and shop equipment, to building science, floor and wall framing, exterior finishing, and much more.
Cabinetmaking begins with a love of wood and an eye for detail. Modern cabinetmaking combines the accumulated knowledge of hundreds of years of traditional woodworking, with cutting edge modern tools and technology.
If you like seeing projects through to completion and enjoy working with your hands, our Carpentry program is for you. Train for employment in the residential and commercial building construction trade armed with a complete understanding of building codes and standards, matched with safety and quality assurance processes. Small home builders and remodeling companies might require you to learn about all aspects of building a house – framing walls and partitions, putting in doors and windows, building stairs, installing cabinets and mouldings, and many other tasks.
Apprenticeship is a combination of post secondary training, and on-the-job experiential learning. Typically an individual enters apprenticeship upon completion of entry-level training program, and becomes employed under the supervision of a certified journeyperson. Once the individual obtains employment under the direction of a certified journeyperson, they must contact the Department of Education to become registered as an apprentice.
A Provincial Plan of Apprenticeship Training details the full scope of learning for a particular occupation, including both technical training competencies and industry experiences necessary to write an interprovincial (IP) examination (and complete the requirements for Red Seal Certification), or to write a provincial examination.
The Occupational Health and Safety committee is an advisory team comprised of management and worker representatives whose primary role is to assist the Carpenters Millwrights College in creating and maintaining health and safety in the workplace. The committee is responsible for monitoring the health, safety and welfare of the workers, students, as well as other members entering the workplace. A current listing of OH&S Committee members are posted on bulletin boards throughout the College.
There is a fully-equipped cafeteria located on the second floor which serves breakfast, hot and cold lunch and snack foods. Microwaves are also available for students wishing to bring their own lunch. Check bulletin board for cafeteria for hours of business and daily specials. For sanitary reasons, please remove coveralls before proceeding to the cafeteria.