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Brad Smith
Woodshop Supervisor
Frostic School of Art
bradley.smith@wmich.edu
269.387.2462
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Fine Woodworking Apprenticeship Program


ap-pren-tice


noun


1.  a person who is learning, through practical experience, a craft, trade, art or skill  

2.  a beginner or novice

3.  student or pupil

4.  assistant

5.  employee



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-tools and build a foundation for fine craftsmanship.   


One new position is offered each semester (Fall/Spring). 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 may choose to register for Independent Study and earn studio credit while participating in the program.


To be selected, the student will have completed the Level 1 and Level 2 training, spent a good amount of time working in the woodshop 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.


Contact Brad Smith for more information.