Conestoga news

August 17, 2018 3:27 PM

Woodworking students present projects

On August 16, second-year students in Conestoga’s Woodworking Technology (co-op) program presented projects at the Woodworking Centre’s semi-annual showcase. During the event, Best in Manufactured Product, sponsored by FS Tool, was awarded to Andrew Shortt.

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Best in Manufactured Product was awarded to Andrew Shortt at Conestoga's Woodworking Showcase. His project will advance to the college's 2019 Summer Tech Showcase.

In addition to a $750 cash prize, Shortt’s project - a floor clock - won entry into Conestoga’s Summer 2019 Tech Showcase that will feature best of program final-year projects from a number of programs in Conestoga's School of Engineering & Information Technology. Winners of the Tech Showcase receive the college's Mastercraft Award.

Faculty and staff judged the woodworking projects and Shortt said he was surprised by the win - the event featured another floor clock which he expected to be close competition. Crafted with maple and walnut, Shortt estimates his piece took more than 130 hours to complete, with the unique spiral base requiring the most skill and precision.

Second prize, a cash award of $500, was awarded to Andrew Whitbread who completed a kitchen island. Mike Hendrickson presented a chest of drawers made of cherry and finished in third place with $250.

The Woodworking Technology (co-op) three-year advanced diploma program provides students with theoretical and practical training related to the technology and skills involved in the efficient and quality-conscious manufacture of furniture, cabinets and architectural millwork. Through co-op, students are provided the opportunity to relate in-school training with real industrial experience.

Conestoga’s Woodworking Centre of Ontario is a 50,000 square foot 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 drafting technology.

For more information, visit the Centre's website.