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#1 posted 05-29-2014 11:44 AM

I am just a hobbyist woodworker with no formal background in business but have worked with many youth through scouts and have one child just out of college and another that just finished his 3rd year. I have watched them and their friends go through these years. I will say very few of the previous scouts, my kids or their friends are pursuing careers in what they thought they would as 16 to 18 year olds.

So, unless you are 110% positive that a career as a custom woodworker is your future, the business degree will allow more flexibility. I assume the college also has other degrees/paths you could pursue if your thoughts in the future changed.

However, if, if, if and if you are 110% positive that woodworking is your future, the North Bennett Street School followed by a short stint working for another custom woodworking company while you pursue a business degree part-time, at night would be a good path. There are many business programs available for non-traditional, working adults you that would allow you earn a business degree while building real world experience. I doubt there are many woodworking schools that would offer such flexibility.

The reply that mentioned picking up some welding/metal working training is also a good idea. Not only would it give you an additional means of income but being able to craft the two trades into your future work would be a bonus.

Best of luck in your decision and pursuits!!!

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