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Jan
27

Long & successful career behind you? Time for something new?

Have you reached a point in life where you feel you have achieved everything you wanted in your current career and you want to try something completely different? Away from a desk, computers and paperwork? Your objective might be an advance pension planning; learning hands on skills that will let you restore, maintain or even […]

By Mark | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jan
27

Do you need a life change?

Do you feel it’s time to change your current job or life situation? Are you searching for a new path?  Something that will let you re-focus and give you rest from all the pressure? Changing your environment and focusing on hands on work which provides results that are tangible and rewarding, could be just what […]

By Mark | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jan
27

Straight from school and wondering what to do next?

Have you just finished school and are not sure what to do next? Would you like to feel that you are really good at something? To master a trade that will make you and your family proud? Maybe there is a woodwork related tradition you would like to keep alive? If so, read on, because [...]
By Mark | IBTC Portsmouth
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Jan
09

Thank you for an amazing 2016

We have gathered some highlights and prepared a video summary of our 2016. Thank you to all of our students, staff, volunteers, supporters and partners for an amazing year. Let us know in the comments below if you  find yourself in the video!

By Gillw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Dec
05

Graduate Roger Gambon on his experience at IBTC Portsmouth

What inspired me to train at IBTC Portsmouth? It is difficult to say…. It goes back to my childhood. Whenever I saw a boat sail through the water powered just by the wind and tide, it felt good and created this flow of positive energy in me. It was perhaps linked to a wish to go […]

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Nov
28

Boathouse 4 Nominated for ‘World Architecture Festival Award’

https://vimeo.com/waltersandcohen/boathouse4
By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Nov
24

Festival of Christmas Gift Workshops

We’ll be running wooden pen holder & model boat gift workshops in Boathouse 4 during Victorian Festival of Christmas this weekend 25-27 November in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. First come first served drop-in sessions. Limited spaces available.

By Franw | IBTC Portsmouth
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Sep
01

St Ayles Skiff Dazzles

This St Ayles skiff is an outreach project involving young people from five local schools and run by Caroline Barrie-Smith our Community Participation & Learning Officer. The young people will take part in coastal rowing experiences with Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (PSTT) and London based charity Oarsome Chance who have helped fund the project. Pop […]

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