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Cabinetmaking Program

This program will cover all the basic knowledge needed to successfully start a new career in the cabinetmaking industry. It will have a strong focus of hands on learning where students will participate in industry standard tasks. Throughout the program, students will learn how to use various hand and power tools along with stationary machines commonly found in cabinetmaking production and installation.  

General Information




1 Semester (26 Weeks)

Jackson’s Point, ON


Intake Information

Start date

Program size 

Registration Closes

Next Term        

July 5, 2021

15 Spots


January 2022     

Program Description

Over the course of 26 weeks, students will be trained in a new approach to entry into the cabinetmaking industry. Though our innovative model, our students will develop the skills through a combination of hands-on and theory-based learning. Our theory modules will cover topics such as materials, common building techniques, and many of the soft skills needed to be successful in the cabinet making field. While producing cabinetry and other structures, our students will develop key time management and attention to detail qualities that employers are looking for on every job site. They will also work alongside seven other trades allowing them to be jobsite confident. Once students complete the program, they will be paired with an employer who is willing to expand our innovative training program to further broaden our students’ knowledge and gain more hands-on experience.

Students will come out of this program with the necessary hands-on cabinetmaking skills by participating in the building of multiple housing units. Our students’ participation in this project will require the manufacture and install of all millwork, including full cabinetry, bathroom vanities, custom cabinet doors etc. They will achieve this by using standard machinery such as table saws, jointers and planers.

Career Opportunities


Graduates of the program will enjoy a large variety of career choices in many sectors of the woodworking and cabinetmaking industry, as they will have learned building techniques as well as operation of multiple industry standard tools. Some potential careers include Commercial and Residential Cabinetmaking, Trim Carpentry, Production Furniture Making, and Installation.

Find out more about a career in Cabinetmaking on the Ontario Labour Services page: Cabinetmaker

Admission Information


Admission requirements

  • Grade 10 Math (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (18 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must also be residents of Ontario and eligible to work in Canada. 

Additional Courses Included

  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Interview Preparation
  • Resume Writing
  • Working from Heights
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Confined Spaces Awareness
  • Lock Out /Tag Out
  • Other Safety Training as Required by Program