College Woodwork has been an integral part of the educational program at Kingsway College providing students employment opportunities to help fund their Christian education, and an opportunity to learn and develop new skills that they could continue to use throughout their adult lives. Because of this long association, it was with much difficulty that the Kingsway College Board made the decision to close the College Woodwork operation.
For over five years College Woodwork has struggled financially. It came to a point where a drastic cut to its workforce, internal restructuring and new marketing plans was necessary. Unfortunately, it was not enough.
For a number of months College Woodwork’s management team, the College Woodwork Operating Board, and outside consultants explored a number of options for the future viability of the operation including whether it continued to be operated by the school or sold to a group of investors.
Last week the Board met to consider the alternatives that had been gathered. In the end, the Board voted to close College Woodwork.
We would like to thank and express our appreciation to the current staff for their hard work and dedication.
As a Christian organization we solicit the prayers of our friends, families, donors and alumni as we work through this transition. While College Woodwork had an important role in the history and life of Kingsway its closure will not determine Kingsway’s future. With the support of our institutional sponsors we are gearing up for a great educational year commencing in September. Our enrolment numbers for the 2016-2017 school year already exceed our previous year’s enrolment. You can find out more about Kingsway College and the exciting things happening on Campus at: http://kingswaycollege.on.ca/