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Wood Work


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

Benefits With Our Service


Hands-On Experience

Gain practical skills with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.


Expert Guidance:

Benefit from experienced instructors passionate about woodworking.

Questions About WoodWork Training Program

Woodwork training is a program designed to teach individuals the skills and techniques necessary for working with wood, including carpentry, joinery, woodturning, and furniture making.

Woodwork training is suitable for anyone interested in learning woodworking skills, regardless of their prior experience level. It caters to beginners looking to acquire basic skills as well as experienced woodworkers aiming to enhance their expertise.

The curriculum typically covers a range of topics, including safety practices, tool usage, wood selection, joinery techniques, finishing methods, and project planning. Participants may learn to create various items such as furniture, cabinets, decorative pieces, and more.

No prior experience is usually required. Woodwork training programs often cater to individuals with diverse backgrounds, from complete beginners to hobbyists and professionals seeking to refine their skills.

Basic woodworking tools typically include a saw, hammer, chisel, plane, measuring tools (such as a tape measure and square), and sanding equipment. Some programs may provide access to tools during classes, while others may require students to bring their own.

The duration of woodwork training programs can vary widely, ranging from short workshops or weekend courses to more extensive programs spanning several weeks or months. The length of the program may depend on the depth of instruction and the complexity of projects covered.

Projects can vary based on the program's focus and the participants' skill levels. Common projects may include building basic furniture pieces (such as tables or chairs), constructing small wooden boxes, creating decorative items, or even undertaking more advanced projects like cabinetry or woodturning.

Yes, woodwork training can provide a solid foundation for pursuing a career in woodworking or related fields such as carpentry, furniture making, or cabinetry. Individuals with advanced skills and training may find opportunities in industries such as construction, woodworking manufacturing, restoration, or self-employment as a craftsman.

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