Scholarships Available for Heritage Carpentry at Olds College

April 24, 2017

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) has made over $12,000 in scholarships available to Alberta residents who apply for two Heritage Carpentry courses offered at Olds College. 

The two courses, Heritage Millwork – Mouldings and Trim, and Heritage Restoration Methods, are one week courses offered in partnership with Algonquin College, and offer specialized, accessible training that is not typically available in Western Canada. Students completing these courses will receive credit from Algonquin College as part of the Carpentry and Joinery – Heritage diploma.  

Scholarships Available for Heritage Carpentry at Olds College

April 24, 2017

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) has made over $12,000 in scholarships available to Alberta residents who apply for two Heritage Carpentry courses offered at Olds College. 

The two courses, Heritage Millwork – Mouldings and Trim, and Heritage Restoration Methods, are one week courses offered in partnership with Algonquin College, and offer specialized, accessible training that is not typically available in Western Canada. Students completing these courses will receive credit from Algonquin College as part of the Carpentry and Joinery – Heritage diploma.

“The Heritage Carpentry industry is growing, and workers with this skill set are needed,” explains Sharyl James, Trades Programmer, Olds College Continuing Education. “As we continue to see more of our historical buildings age and require restoration, we will continue to see an increased demand for workers with the skill set to complete these jobs”.

The funds available through the AHRF come from the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund, and will reimburse successful applicants with $800, just under half of the total enrolment cost of the program, for the first eight applicants of each program. This funding is available to permanent residents of Alberta.

“The protection and maintenance of Alberta’s built heritage depends on craftspeople with the unique skills required to restore and sustain our landmark buildings” states Dr. Laurel Halladay, Chair of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. “The AHRF established the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund to assist students interested in gaining the knowledge and technical skills necessary for this essential work.  We are proud to work with the college to help ensure this type of specialized training continues to be available to support heritage conservation across the province.”

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation assists Alberta Culture and Tourism in promoting public awareness and enjoyment of Alberta's heritage and is the Government of Alberta’s primary window for heritage preservation funding. The AHRF supports the conservation of historic buildings throughout the province, and these structures routinely require restoration. Having workers trained in skills of Heritage Carpentry will help to ensure that public landmarks and heritage buildings can be properly conserved.

The Olds College/Algonquin College partnership will see students learning about restoration and repair techniques for buildings and building elements, exploring a variety of building deficiencies typically seen in historical buildings, and investigating repair strategies using both traditional and contemporary methods. The deadline for registrations for the two Heritage Carpentry programs is May 15, 2017.

“Olds College is proud to continue to offer unique specialized program options such as the Heritage Carpentry courses offered in partnership with Algonquin College,” explains James. “We will continue to work with industry partners to offer the training necessary for their employees, as we work together to ensure that our students are learning the skills that are needed in the workforce.”

For information on how to register for these courses, visit the Heritage Carpentry Page

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