Pocahontas Woods announces new apprentice courses
Pocahontas Woods, Marlintonﾒs non-profit woodworking school, is thrilled to announce a brand-new option for those interested in learning a new craft.ﾠ Although the school has courses available through New River Community and Technical College, the apprentice courses offer training of a different sort.
ﾓThe New River courses are fantastic, but theyﾒre primarily for people interested in pursuing degrees, and are a one- to two-year time commitmentﾔ Kelly Williams, the Americorps VISTA with Pocahontas Woods said. ﾓThe apprentice courses, on the other hand, are only six-months.ﾔﾠ
Apprentices will work with Master Woodworker John Wesley Williams and learn skills which will qualify them to find work in producing fine furniture, cabinetry, or in quality home construction.ﾠ
ﾓItﾒs about equipping people with the ability to do something new,ﾔ Williams continued. ﾓAnd if at the end of their six months, they want to start a company to sell what they make, weﾒre here to help them do that, too.ﾔ
Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, Pocahontas Woods is able to offer scholarships, allowing qualified students to take part with little to no cost to themselves.ﾠ Students interested in the apprentice courses or any other classes are encouraged to get in touch with Pocahontas Woods at 304-799-6985, or on their website, www.pochontaswoods.org.
This is an Equal Opportunity Program. Discrimination is prohibited by Federal Law.ﾠ Complaints of Discrimination may be filed with the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington D.C. 20250.