Central Point, OR – November 16, 2018
In the winter of 2017, Conestoga College, Canada’s largest educational institution offering woodworking technology training programs, started their integration of new software from Microvellum. The goal of the initiative was to provide students with access to industry standard software for wood product manufacturing. Today, students have access to Microvellum’s Enterprise-level software, enabling them to experience the full range of features and capabilities.
The donated software suite from Microvellum enables students to gain a better understanding of the design, engineering, and production processes for modern wood product manufacturing. Based in AutoCAD®, the leading CAD software used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals, Microvellum provides a solid foundation for students to develop skills that will prepare them for the real-world.
“We are committed to investing in education to help grow the next generation of woodworkers…” commented David Fairbanks, President of Microvellum Software. “Our industry is experiencing a severe shortage of skilled workers and one of the ways to compensate for that fact is to inspire our younger generation. The woodworking technology program at Conestoga provides a great opportunity for students and were proud to be a part of it…”
“Conestoga offers one of the best programs in the country for students wanting to pursue a career in wood product manufacturing. By giving our students practical, hands-on experience with industry-leading software like Microvellum, they will be fully prepared for careers within the woodworking industry right after graduation.” commented Steve Bader, Woodworking Program Coordinator at Conestoga.
This respected and renowned institution has produced countless industry leaders and talented individuals that have gone on to have fulfilling careers in the woodworking trade.
Upcoming Event at Conestoga
Are you wanting to take your Microvellum skills to the next level? Join us at the Conestoga Technology Lab for a hands-on, intermediate-level training event. Our two-day training outline will go beyond the basics and has been designed for those who want to learn how to create and customize products.
- Tuesday, December 18th – Wednesday, December 19th from 8AM to 5PM.
- Computers will be provided, but we recommend bringing a laptop with your company’s product data.
- Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided
- Participants will need to pay for parking on arrival
- $650 per person
- Training will be delivered by Tim Scholman, a Microvellum product specialist with over 15-years of experience, and Conestoga College graduate.
About Conestoga College
Conestoga College, in Kitchener, Ontario is one of North America’s largest educational institutions offering woodworking technology courses for students. Their unique, three-year program is delivered at the Woodworking Centre of Ontario and is designed to provide students with theoretical and applied knowledge of the technology and skills related to furniture, cabinets, and architectural millwork manufacturing. Students receive training in manufacturing management techniques such as production planning, scheduling, personnel management and supervision. Students will also be introduced to computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), and gain practical skills in drafting, CNC programming, and other applications used in today’s modern woodworking environment.
For more information about Conestoga College, visit: https://www.conestogac.on.ca/
About Microvellum Software
Microvellum develops software, influenced by their users, to streamline the design, engineering, and production processes related to wood product manufacturing. Our industry-standard AutoCAD® platform provides users with a solid foundation to efficiently grow beyond simple cabinetry and confidently grow their businesses.
About Microvellum’s Adopt-a-School Program
Microvellum’s Adopt-a-School Program, is a sponsorship arrangement that helps connect local businesses that use Microvellum Software with schools offering woodworking technology programs. Through a donation arrangement and local business engagement, schools gain access to the latest software and exposure to real-world manufacturing facilities. Learn more