At NBSS, you get a big picture perspective. You know what's supposed to happen before and after. Everybody should learn this way... I don't look at the world the same way now that I know how to build a house. That's priceless.
The biggest obstacle I faced before applying to NBSS was my own doubt. After I decided to go for it, everything fell into place... The Cabinet and Furniture Making program gave me the skills to make whatever I dream up. It was an excellent investment in my life and career.
There is no other place to get this type of training. If you want to set yourself apart, NBSS will give you more credibility and knowledge than you could get with 10 years in the field. It is the best money you will ever spend.
Commencement at North Bennet Street School is always full of smiling faces, proud families, and a strong sense of accomplishment. This year we welcomed 94 graduates into the alumni community. They come from a variety of backgrounds and hail from cities and towns around the world, representing one of the most diverse classes ever. Check out highlights from the day in video, photos, and more.
In a world of digital technology and prefabricated objects, traditional trades are often overlooked. But there's a resurgence on the horizon. Perhaps due to a need for stability in an ever-changing economic and social climate, or perhaps due to a widespread nostalgia for a simpler way of life—interest in traditional craftsmanship and vocational trades is growing.
The role of the locksmith is not just to open doors, but to maintain the security of entire buildings. They must be able to learn and implement new technologies in locksmithing, in addition to mastering traditional techniques. So, much like a lock itself, the profession of locksmithing is complex and has many moving parts.
"I daily consider the value of hard work, a thorough plan, and an ability to anticipate possible failures. In the military, these lessons are burned deep into a soldier's subconscious— failure to learn them can have deadly effects. In the world of woodworking and fine craftsmanship, it's your product, your reputation, and your fingers that hang in the balance."
Message From the President: Developing and nurturing the next generation of makers and craft artists is central to the mission of North Bennet Street School. This past October it was the subject of a panel on craft education that NBSS President, Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, moderated at an American Craft Council conference in Omaha, Nebraska. The panel focused on the need to open craft schools—and the field itself—to a wider audience.