Our Craftswo/men

Crafts wo/man

So what’s a Craftsman?

From Wikipedia I will give the meanings and they all fit within our Forn Sed Hearthfire Guild.

Craftsman is a worker, skilled in a given building trade or craft, who has successfully completed an official apprenticeship qualification. Craftsmen are considered competent and authorized to work in that field as a fully qualified employee. They earn their license by education, supervised experience and examination.[1] Although craftsmen have completed a trade certificate and are allowed to work as employees, they may not yet work as self-employed master craftsmen.[2]

The term “craftsman” like “journeymen” was originally used in the medieval trade guilds. Craftsmen were paid daily and the word “journey” is derived from journée, meaning “day” in French. Each individual guild generally recognized three ranks of workers: apprentices, craftsmen or journeymen, and masters. A craftsman, as a qualified tradesman, could become a master and run their own business, but most continued working as employees.[3]

Guidelines were put in place to promote responsible tradesmen, who were held accountable for their own work and to protect the individual trade and the general public from unskilled workers. To become a master, a craftsman has to submit a master piece of work to a guild for evaluation. Only after evaluation can a craftsman be admitted to the guild as a master.[4] Sometimes, a craftsman was required to accomplish a three-year working trip, which may be called the journeyman years.

The modern craftswo/man or journeyman is a term for the many paths of adult education and can be used to describe life’s process of continual learning. Although the term journeyman is typically traditional, modern craftsman is used to refer to current concepts of adult education: life-long learning, up-skilling, the knowledge wave and modern apprenticeships.