The Society wishes to permanently establish in one or more regional centres a job creation and skills development scheme built around wood working crafts and other trades. The intention is to form partnerships with local trade schools as a way of providing practical work experience. The process for establishing the project involves
- Identification of a regional area with access to a trade’s school to provide on the job training as part of or subsequent to the training course.
- Diversification of the initial start-up project from games and religious artefacts to other more complicated wood products such as cabinetry, coffins and furniture that will require additional skills such as wood finishing and painting.
- Offer external training to selected participant for the purposes of growing skills and providing “train the trainer” education.
- To create relationships between these projects and overseas manufacturers and distributors as a source of product
- Develop sales, business and administration skills for the project to be self-sustaining.
- Set up contracts for supply of material and services from the local community
- Finally commercialise the operation and use the funds that are returned from doing so to seed the next skills development project
The intention is to reuse seed capital over and over to initiate new business activity and provide communities with a source of trade and employment.