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Rosemount Technology Centre Launches New Carpentry Program

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Montreal - Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Rosemount Technology Centre (RTC), renowned for its comprehensive vocational studies programs, is proud to announce an exciting new addition: an intensive 705-hour carpentry course. This program, conducted at Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North, culminates in a Skills Training Certificate (STC), equipping students with the expertise needed for a successful career in carpentry.

With the demand for skilled carpenters in Quebec on the rise, this program is launched at an opportune moment. Currently, 44 students are enrolled in the course, which began in February and will continue until October, with a scheduled break in July.

“This has been a long-standing goal for the EMSB,” says RTC Vice-Principal Ruben Azevedo. “Under the leadership of Principal John Pevec, we now have the opportunity to offer this STC in carpentry. It’s a significant milestone for us.”

The program is led by seasoned instructors Martin Renshaw and Evan Giancaspro, whose extensive knowledge and hands-on experience ensure that students receive top-tier training. Their expertise is pivotal in providing students with practical skills that are highly sought after in Quebec's construction industry.

Quebec’s carpentry sector is experiencing robust growth, with numerous opportunities for skilled professionals. The province is witnessing a surge in residential and commercial construction projects, creating a high demand for carpenters adept at working on various types of structures. The new RTC program is designed to meet this demand by producing well-trained graduates ready to enter the workforce.

The carpentry program at RTC not only prepares students for immediate employment but also instills a sense of craftsmanship and pride in their work. With dedicated instructors and a comprehensive curriculum, graduates will be well-equipped to contribute meaningfully to Quebec’s dynamic construction industry.

For those aspiring to embark on a rewarding career in carpentry, there has never been a better time to enroll in Rosemount Technology Centre’s new program. Offering expert instruction, hands-on training, and a clear path to employment, this program is a valuable addition to Quebec’s vocational education landscape.

To find out more about the Rosemount Technology Centre and its four campuses, please go to

About the English Montreal School Board

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines. Our network consists of 77 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at

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