Former students get great jobs

I have just heard that James Richardson has, after a tough six month probation period, had his position confirmed at Andrew Varah Furniture. Andrew runs a tight operation and getting a job there is a real achievement. Rowena Reid, who left this course in June this year, has been accepted at the same workshop by Andrew Varah on a six month probation. I know he gave Rowena a tough interview and it is a great credit to Rowena that she has this amazing opportunity. Shota Yamaguchi has got a job as a cabinetmaker with Michael Colca Furniture who make Arts and Craft style furniture in Driftwood Texas.


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