Luxury craft cabinetmakers mainly work in manufacturing plants and service centers. Cabinetmakers install and repair various types of cabinets, counter-tops and furniture in new and owned aircraft. This particular set of skills may also be applied to build or maintain other luxury crafts such as yachts.
The aircraft upholstery and trim program will provide introductory level technician training for individuals seeking employment in outfitting and refurbishing large business jet aircraft. Local trends indicate rapid growth through 2015 for aircraft upholstery and trim and then moderate growth in for the foreseeable future.
Industry job growth is predicted to be above average during the next five years due to retirements and new contracts industry wide to replace older technologies. Demands for building new aircraft to replace older aircraft may promote some growth (about 9%) in the aerospace manufacturing sector during this time. Partly as a result of the high skill level average earnings are higher than in most other industries.
In 2005, there were close to 700 luxury craft cabinetmakers working in Georgia. Job growth in this field is predicted to be about 3% regionally and 12% nationally for the next five years. The most growth is predicted to be in aerospace product manufacturing and service.
Government contracts are currently being negotiated with aerospace suppliers which may potentially increase employment demand by several hundred to thousands of individuals over the next few years.
Local employers require these particular skills to grow their business and need qualified entry level employees in the areas of luxury craft cabinetmaking, upholstery/trim and structural technology to meet business demands.
Source: Technical College System of Georgia – Knowledge Management System