Career

Wood Craft Centre Limited (WCCL) has been providing training to the Bhutanese youths in the field of cabinet making since its establishment (1991). The Centre has trained 73 trainees from 1991 till 1999 with its’ own funding. From the year 2000, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), provided Nu. 1.2 million per annum as subsidy and the Centre trained 55 trainees during the period.

From the year 2004, the MoF increased the subsidy amount to Nu. 1.8 million per annum. Numbers of trainees from 2004 till 2014 is 121. There were no trainees during the period 2006 to 2008, mainly due to the reason of low stipend (living standard in Thimphu was high compared to other Dzongkhags).

From the year 2009, the Ministry of Labour & Human Resource (MoLHR) also provided fifty percent (50%) of the stipend i.e Nu. 1,800 per trainee per month. The total number of trainees trained since its establishment is 249.

Some of the graduates of WCCL have set up their own furniture unit such as Wangchuk WoodTech in Paro and some were absorbed in private wood based units such as Wood World, Jatu Furniture, Ngawang Wood Works amongst others.

To enhance the knowledge, WCCL sends its employees for short and long term trainings within and outside Bhutan. A total of seven production employees have been sent to Korea for a period of ten months.

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