This program satisfies the training standard set by the BC Industry Training Authority (ITA) for:
ITA Source: 'Cabinet Maker ' profile.
Cabinetmakers (Joiners) assemble, install, and finishes articles that are fabricated with wood, plastic and other materials intended to be used as architectural woodwork, millwork, or furniture by manual and CAD layout or manual and CNC/CAM machines.
The program combines technical and work-based training. It generally takes four years to complete.
The technical training is made up of four levels totaling 24 weeks. Each level is 6 weeks. This block of training is normally delivered through an ITA approved training institution. Sometimes it may also be met through approved training models (distance education, part-time) and/or a level challenge exam.
The work-based training totals 6480 hours. Based on a 30-hour work week this involves about 216 weeks of training.
Training modules are:
- Use Safe Work Practices
- Use Organizational Skills
- Select Materials
- Use Hand Tools
- Use Portable Power Tools
- Use Woodworking Machines
- Use CNC Machines
- Assemble Products
- Construct Specialty Items
- Apply a Finish
- Install Architectural Millwork
- Apply Joinery Principles
- Grade 10 or equivalent
- English 10
- Math 10
- Science 10
Red Seal Endorsement
The Red Seal endorsement allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in the country. To receive this endorsement you must pass a Red Seal exam. Depending on your trade there is anywhere from 100 to 150 multiple choice questions on the exam. The passing grade is 70%.
There are currently 57 designated Red Seal trades in Canada.
Apprenticeship training in this program can lead to a career in:
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