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Employee Spotlight: Dustin’s 1st Year BCIT Apprenticeship Training

Dustin Either has finished his 1st Year Apprenticeship at BCIT’s Joinery program. His project, a toolbox (how fitting!), had hand-planed and hand-cut dovetail corners.

We’ve put several employees through this 3-year program with flying colours. Here’s a look at his final project:

A Long Line of Joiners

Wood chips truly are in the Nielsen ‘genes’.  Here is Ove Tellerup Nielsen’s (Jan and Lars’ father) Technical School Certificate (#1-2) and Proof of Completion of his Journeymen Carpentry Course (#3).

Tyler Strank – Employee of West Wind Hardwood

Tyler is following in the footsteps of Danny (our Milling Manager) and Joel (our Flooring Manager) by attending BCIT’s Joinery Program.  Tyler just completed his 3rd year.  Welcome Back!  While away, he hit the snowiest and coldest month of this winter.  His year-end project included laminated curves.  Great work!

Our New Joinery Apprentice

Our New Joinery Apprentice

Now that Danny Schaftlein, Our Milling Manager, has completed the 4-year Joinery Programme at BCIT, Joel is following in his footsteps and completed his first year. He worked through the ranks rising to Flooring Manager; always with an active keen interest in woodworking. This certification will enhance Joel’s knowledge of wood floors; complimenting his eclectic woodworking background.

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