Graduates Urged To Venture Into Carpentry

The Chief Executive Officer of Cribs to Homes Furniture, a carpentry and creative art company, Mr Peres Oduro-Ansah has urged young people who have the passion to go into carpentry not to feel that carpentry is for school drop-outs but rather a noble profession that can make them better people in future.

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Mr Oduro-Ansah, who is popularly known as Mr carpenter is 32yrs of age and has a BSc in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Ghanaian men learn carpentry skills at the New Century Careering Training Institute, which the Chinese government aided with two blocks of building in 2000 and 2014 at the Dansoman district of Accra, capital of Ghana, May 26, 2015. The Chinese government has also provided new furniture, equipment for skill-training and two generator sets for the training centre. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)
Ghanaian men learn carpentry skills  (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

After 5years of working in the banking sector in the area of financial operations and credit management and two years in the mining sector, Mr Carpenter believes that his real calling is carpentry.

“I have this desire to make things that will make people happy, I am good at almost anything I touch with my hands, I admire simple , beautiful and natural handmade things” he added

Truly, His products which have been displayed on his website, www.cribstohomes.com are so beautiful you might not believe they were made in Ghana.

“Because i know how to draw, it gives me joy that I’m able to blend my drawing skills in making creative stuff into useful things” He said.

Even though he has some challenges such as getting raw materials on time, machinery and most of all delivery cost, he believes as a risk taker, he will surely make it as one of Ghana’s young and successful carpenters.

According to Mr Carpenter, He reads and does lots of research on various topics before he sleeps and that helps him to produce the best products.

“Sometimes people don’t just understand that someone with a University degree should go into such a profession but when they see the kinds of furniture I make, they are amazed. In fact carpentry is never for school dropouts” he concluded

Mr Carpenter is grateful to Mr Kofi Poku, who agreed to train him and also continues to nurture him in the carpentry profession.

SOURCE: Charles Nii Ayiku AYIKU

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