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FURNITURE BANK OFFERS SKILLS PROGRAM

Make it Home Bay Area’s furniture repair program provides training for students and adults in need of trade skills. Photo courtesy of Make it Home Bay Area

  Make it Home Bay Area, Marin’s local furniture bank, has developed a pre-apprenticeship furniture repair program in partnership with Community Education at College of Marin to address a practical need within the furniture industry. 

     The program is aimed at teens and young adults 16 and older who may have little or no experience in a workplace, and provides students a chance to explore a hands-on career path. Training includes both soft skills like punctuality, communication and attention to detail and hard skills like millwork and carpentry.

  “We are excited to offer training of this important skill set to young people and provide them a leg up to certification and employment,” said Carolyn Rebuffel Flannery, founder of Make it Home Bay Area. “We look forward to collaborating with educational partners in Marin in an effort to extend this programming into Marin schools.”   

    Adults in need of skills who are interested in starting a career in the trades can also participate in the program.

    For more information and the next course dates, email pierina@makeithomebayarea.org

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