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Apprentice Opportunities

Discussion in 'Guestbook' started by BryanCassidy, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. BryanCassidy

    BryanCassidy New Member

    Hello Canoeists,

    My name is Bryan Cassidy and have a strong desire and passion to learn traditional wood working skills specifically with canoes.

    I recently graduated at the University of New Hampshire this past May with an Outdoor Education major and Sustainable Living minor. I enjoy using my hands as I have spent years working on farms. Currently however I truly long to follow a passion of wood work. I love canoeing and am astonished at the true craftsmanship that is put into them.

    I wanted to reach out in case any canoe builders are looking for an apprentice. Any opportunities to trade labor for educational experience. I have looked into larger boat building schools mainly in Maine but at this moment I am not able to put forth such a tuition. I am trying to put my foot in the door in quality outdoor craftsmanship to hold onto rich tradition.

    I hope to speak further if there is any possible opportunities to learn and be able to help around a shop or any helpful information that may help me in my search.

    Thank you for your time,

  2. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

  3. Kathryn Klos

    Kathryn Klos squirrel whisperer

    I know some of the birch bark canoe builders have taken apprentices over the years too.

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