The Wood Work department is one of the oldest departments in the history of COIC Buea. From inception, there has been a lot of changes in the management of the unit; Africans, Europeans and Americans have been part of management in the past. It’s a two year program designed to prepare trainees of the department to enter the field of carpentry, and work as a carpenter.

Presently the head of department is a Cameroonian working in collaboration with very talented and qualified technicians.

Training concentrates on the following:

  • Carpentry
  • Joinery
  • Wood work machinery
  • Upholstery
  • Cabinet marking


The tasks include:

  • Understanding different building materials
  • General Safety rules
  • Carpentry tools
  • Plan specifications
  • Construction of frames of all sorts
  • Roofing and types of Roofing and materials for roofing
  • Installation of windows, doors, interior trims and cabinetmaking
  • Stair construction
  • Installation of finished materials