Woodskills

Our Woodskills team are a dedicated bunch of wood working enthusiasts, who have been very busy developing student skills and a range of products, which are sold in Cantraybridge Cafe. In 2011, the Woodskills team departed from the usual type of products it made and embarked upon a new learning experience by adding to our range of Cantraybridge social enterprises.

The most exciting thing about the Woodskills team is that they use the medium of wood work to develop and enhance all sorts of skills and learning and don’t just focus on the woodwork and joinery skills. Here are some examples of the things you can learn:

  • Use your wood working skills to help make products that we sell to customers
  • Grow your confidence and self-belief
  • Work as part of a team to build and finish products
  • Learn how to work safely with hand tools and machinery
  • Take team trips to places like Badaguish
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Gain an SVQ qualification
  • Feel satisfied at knowing you’ve been involved in the process of making, finishing and selling products to members of the public

Woodskills Enabler - Greg Hudson

Greg has followed different career paths that have developed a diverse skill set. These skills have allowed him to step into the role of WoodSkills Enabler here at Cantraybridge.

Greg trained in electrical engineering from leaving school developing his trade experience but has developed his wood skills as a hobby over the last 10 years. He has a music

Degree and likes to combine his love of wood work with his passion for music. He has a PTLLS teaching qualification and has 7 years teaching, mentoring and support experience within both charity and educational sectors. He is thrilled to be a member of such a great team.

Woodskills Assistant - Barney Stuart

Barney's background is in carpentry and joinery. Barney has worked on and off at Cantraybridge since 2006, enjoying teaching first maintenance and later Woodskills. Barney believes he learns as much from the students as they do from him.

Supporting young adults to reach their potential

About the College

Cantraybridge promotes the skills and talents of young people with disabilities. We champion the rights of young people by creating opportunities to learn and grow.

Skills

We support our students to develop skills equipping them for work. We empower our young people through a managed transition from college to enhance their employability.

Independent Living

We provide accommodation for 20 students attending College. Residents develop their independent living skills whilst they are here in preparation for living in a place of their own.

Cantraybridge Cafe and Venue Hire

Our Cafe and Venue Hire, Market Garden and the visitor facilities at our Aviary department. We are open from Monday to Friday 10.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Latest news from Cantraybridge

24th August 2018

Employability & Enterprise Service: Autistic Enterprisers Programme

Cantraybridge college, which makes a unique and important contribution to the lives of people with additional support needs, has been awarded £239,028 from the Social Economy Growth Fund to support people...

18th April 2018

Woodskills Opening

Thank you all for coming along today to celebrate the opening of Cantraybridge College’s new Woodskills Training Facility. It is hard to believe that just a few months...