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Precision Production Trades:
Cabinetmaking/Millwork Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to apply technical knowledge and skills to layout, fabricate, erect, install, and repair wooden structures and fixtures using hand and power tools. Students will also apply technical knowledge and skills needed to create custom cabinets, fine furniture, and architectural millwork.

You Will Learn
  • Common systems of framing.
  • Types of construction materials.
  • How to estimate needed materials for a project.
  • How to read a blueprint.
  • The safe use of trade hand tools and machinery.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Precision Production Trades:
Cabinetmaking/Millwork - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
SkillsUSA is the student leadership organization for Skilled & Technical Sciences Education. SkillsUSA provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. The organization builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Cabinetmaking/Millwork Teacher
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Foreman
  • Line Supervisor

Workforce Trends

Job prospects will be best for highly skilled workers and those with knowledge of computerized machine tool operation.

This is a nontraditional occupation for women. In 2007, 6.5 percent of the people employed in this occupation were women.

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