Cabinetmaker - Interprovincial Red Seal
Carpenter - Interprovincial Red Seal
Hello and thanks for your interest in my Joinery/Cabinetmaking course. There are people of all ages who take the course to grow their art, hobby or professional standards in fine woodworking. Regardless of your goals it will be a fun, comfortable and safe year.
After studying sciences in college I started my teaching career guiding in the mountains, on the water and instructing professional outdoor education courses. After completing a Red Seal in both carpentry and joinery/cabinetmaking it was a natural progression to choose to return to teaching after working for many years in industry. Before instructing at NIC, I taught carpentry and cabinetmaking apprenticeship courses at SAIT in Calgary.
I have been a long time supporter of people choosing skilled trades as a successful and financially viable career. As a young journeyperson I was fortunate to win a national carpentry competition and then compete internationally for Canada. From 2001 to 2011, I represented Canada at WorldSkills competitions as an expert (judge) and eventually became the chief expert (head judge) for the WorldSkills competitions in joinery. Since that time, I have worked directly for the WorldSkills organization as a skill advisor to support training, competition management and the fairness and transparency of assessment practices in all competition areas. WorldSkills has 76 member countries and every two years a competion is held in a different location around the world.
I am driven to design and create with a multitude of materials and love teaching. I look forward to the possibily of working with you.
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