University Training with GNTECH Provides the Best Christmas Gift for Children and Build the Capacity
Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH) in collaboration with Canada Wood Korea has conducted a 5 day-long wood frame construction training from December 17 to December 21, 2018 at the campus in Jinju city located in Gyeongnam Province. This training marks the 4th training for conducted for GNTECH students 33 undergraduate students majoring Interior Materials Engineering have participated in the training which consisted of 1 day of lectures on wood and wood frame construction and 4 days of practical training of building 2 playhouses. All the members were cut and components framed and finished by students themselves under the supervision of Canada Wood staff and experienced carpenter.
One of the playhouses completed by students was donated to a local child care facility and it was welcomed as the best Christmas gift for them. About 30 children have visited the campus during the training to see the Playhouse under construction and GNTECH students were further motivated by the visit and put extra efforts to make the Playhouse safe and sound without a nail sticking out.
GNTECH is planning to conduct the WFC training biennially in the future to better prepare and equip their students for real world jobs. GNTECH is also Canada Wood’s partner in research of Canadian Treated Wood in Korea and they have been maintaining the field testing site in Jinju since 2010.