Baywood Interior Millwork of Kitchener, Ont. recently hosted 20 grade 12 students from the Cameron Heights Collegiate woodworking program on a facility tour where they listened to presentations from John Lassel of Baywood and Ian Christie of Upper Canada Forest Products (pictured speaking) about careers in architectural millwork and broader wood mill operations.
Co-op teacher Robert Irwin supervised the visit. Christie is president of the Ontario chapter of the Architectural Woodworkers Manufacturers Association of Canada. Lassel told the students there is training for jobs in the sector available at Conestoga College Institute of Technology with a two- or three-year commitment required depending on the course and close to 100-per-cent certainty of careers in woodworking technology available upon graduation.