Fine Woodworking Apprenticeship Program
1. a person who is learning, through practical experience, a craft, trade, art or skill
2. a beginner or novice
3. student or pupil
The Fine Woodworking Apprenticeship Program was established by Brad Smith to offer
interested and motivated students the opportunity to develop woodworking skills,
learn the safe and proper use of machines and hand-
This opportunity is for full-
One new position is offered each semester (Fall/Spring). Summer enrollment is not available at this time. Participants are paid woodshop assistants (student workers) who assist in maintaining the facility, monitor open shop hours and assist the woodshop supervisor with various tasks over the course of the semester.
Additionally, students register for Independent Study and earn studio credit while participating in the program.
The apprentice should plan to spend a minimum of 12-
To be selected, the student will have completed or renewed their Level 1 training, completed at least two of the Woodworking Fundamentals projects and display an eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard.
After completing the first semester, the participant may be invited to continue in the program until graduation or as their schedule allows.
Graduates of this program have secured full-
Contact Brad Smith for more information.