Carpentry Foundation

Learn the basics of carpentry with a strong foundation. Discover the essential skills needed to become a successful carpenter.

Introduction to Carpentry Foundation:

Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers the Carpentry Foundation certificate program to equip students with fundamental skills and knowledge for a construction career. The program emphasizes hands-on training, allowing students to work extensively in the shop and on job sites. VIU’s Cowichan campus provides the 28-week Foundation certificate program.

Why Carpentry Foundation:

The Carpentry Foundation program is an excellent choice for individuals who enjoy working with their hands and have an interest in the construction industry. The program provides students with a solid foundation in the basic skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in , including safety, hand and power tools, measuring and layout, framing, and finishing. The program also provides students with an opportunity to gain practical experience through a work experience component. Completing Foundation program prepares graduates for carpentry apprenticeship and future education.


To be eligible for the Foundation program, applicants must have a grade 10 or equivalent education. Carpentry program requires physical ability for hands-on training. Additionally, applicants must be able to provide their own steel-toed work boots and safety glasses.

How to apply:

To apply for the Carpentry Foundation certificate program offered by Vancouver Island University, follow these steps:

Here are the steps to apply for the Foundation certificate program offered by Vancouver Island University:

  1. Visit the official website of HERE AND NOW ( or contact Mr. Vinodkanna Jothimani, CIO of HERE AND NOW, through his mobile number +91 98410 520 70 or email
  2. Express your interest in pursuing a Foundation certificate program.
  3. Submit application with academic transcripts, resume, and personal statement attached.
  4. Submit your application and wait for a response from the admissions team at Vancouver Island University.
  5. We will invite you for an interview if your application is successful.
  6. Attend the interview and complete any additional requirements.
  7. Receive your acceptance letter and enroll in the Foundation certificate program.

Contact details:

If you have any questions or inquiries about the Carpentry Foundation certificate program offered by Vancouver Island University, please contact the following person:

Vinodkanna Jothimani, CIO, HERE AND NOW Mobile Number: +91 98410 520 70 Email: