Willowbank graduates achieve a 95% rate of employment with 85% working in the conservation field. Our diverse and growing network of graduates are making an impact across a variety of careers from entrepreneurs to skilled trades to architectural firms, community development, heritage planning, heritage consulting and advising and acedamia.
Having been a graduate of Willowbank, I operate a heritage conservation business in Hamilton Ontario where I have embraced the notion of the craftsperson and the academic where there is no hierarchy and no disconnect between them. A Willowbank philosophy.
The Willowbank experience has driven the direction of my business from consulting to craftwork to community engagement. Out of our 3 studio storefronts, one might think you are entering a workshop, an office or a community center. There are layers to our approach and a sustainable approach. I like to think that I am doing my part in helping us save ourselves from ourselves.