Foundations in Commercial Carpentry Youth

Designed for: Students in Grades 10, 11 or 12

Delivery: On-campus weekdays

A high school student wearing a red hoodie and safety glasses inspects a plank of wood in a SAIT carpentry lab.


Learn foundational skills and knowledge in wood trades in this residential and furniture-focused hands-on carpentry program.

Carpenters work in many areas of construction, including residential, commercial, industrial and maintenance projects. Most carpenters are involved in reading blueprints, selecting materials and methods of work, measuring, cutting and joining materials.

Is this the right fit for me?

This program is for students in Grade, 10, 11 or 12 who:

  • enjoy working with computers; and
  • are considering a career relating to construction, carpentry and/or other wood trades.

Program length

Foundations in Commercial Carpentry is offered over one semester and requires a commitment of four afternoons on the SAIT campus throughout the program.

How to apply

Students interested in youth foundations studies should contact their career practitioner, high school counselor or off-campus coordinator.

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School board partners

SAIT currently offers youth foundations programs within the following school board jurisdictions.

Calgary Board of Education Calgary Catholic School District Palliser Regional School District Foothills Academy Society Rockyview School Division
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