The School of Carpentry & Construction opened its doors for two Saturdays in June to give public demonstrations of its new carpentry equipment and services. Local carpenters, craftsmen, and apprentices spent hours examining the machines and getting their questions answered about how these new tools can improve their work.
Students from the School of Carpentry & Construction led the tours and gave the demonstrations. They explained that local carpenters can have access to all of the tools through the new Specialty Woodworking Service Program. Through this program, carpenters will now be able to bring in boards to be cut, sanded, and finished by trained Carpentry & Construction Technicians.
For both the professional craftsman and the amateur woodworker, this service will provide increased value and productivity to projects while decreasing time and labor. After the demonstration a local carpenter commented, “With these tools I will be able to make better furniture and so much more quickly!” The Himalayan Institute Cameroon hopes that this service will enable carpenters to increase the size of their businesses, and as businesses thrive and grow this will create more opportunities for employment.