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Chinese Wood-Frame Instructors Graduate from BC University

Wayne Iversen

By Wayne Iversen

Canada Wood Program Manager, COFI Vancouver

September 3, 2014

Chilliwack—University of the Fraser Valley

Nine trade trades instructors and seven industry reps celebrate the completion of their 3 week wood framing course.

Nine trade trades instructors and seven industry reps celebrate the completion of their 3 week wood framing course.

Nine Chinese trade school instructors and seven Chinese company reps graduated on Friday August 22, 2014. The three-week intensive framing course was the concluding phase of a seven week program with the first four weeks being delivered in China before arriving in Canada.  This training is the by-product of an MOU between Canada Wood / NRCAN and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (China). It is hoped that this initiative will in part address the current skills shortage for qualified framers in China. The graduates are excited to return home to share their knowledge with their colleagues and students.

The UFV program is the first of its kind and generated some articles in the local media:

Journal of Commerce—“Chinese wood building shifts strategy”

Chilliwack Times—“Chinese students learn woodframe building at UFV in Chilliwack”

UFV Today—“UFV changing the future of China’s wood-frame industry”

 

Journal of Commerce Video Clip