Conestoga news

March 29, 2018 11:47 AM

Woodworking graduate wins third cabinetmaking competition

Caleb Perry, a 2017 graduate of Conestoga’s Woodworking Technology advanced diploma program, finished in first place at the 2018 AWMAC provincial cabinetmaking contest held March 24 at Georgian College. This marks Perry’s third straight win at the annual competition which welcomes cabinetmaking students and apprentices from across Ontario.

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Woodworking graduate Caleb Perry has won his third straight AWMAC cabinetmaking competition. Perry, pictured at the 2016 competition, will move on to represent Ontario at the national competition this May.

Perry received a $500 reward and will now represent the Ontario AWMAC chapter when his work is judged against other provincial winners at AWMAC’s national contest in Edmonton this May. In 2017, Perry finished the national competition in second place.

Jennifer Norman, a student in Conestoga’s Cabinetmaking Apprenticeship program, also competed in the provincial competition and finished in third place.

Participants were required to build a small cabinet with a door and functioning drawer and were given a total of nine hours to complete the project. Judges were drawn from the industry and the projects were scored on machining skills and accuracy to the drawings provided.

AWMAC - the Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada - is the national voice of the architectural woodwork industry in Canada. Serving more than 400 members in eight chapters across Canada, the association provides programs and services that assist all members involved in the construction of millwork and cabinetry for residential, commercial or industrial applications.

Conestoga's Woodworking Centre of Ontario is a 50,000 sq. ft. facility at Conestoga that ranks among the world’s top woodworking training centres. Students have access to custom woodworking and production training as well as the latest in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and computer drafting technology.

For more information, visit the Centre's website.