09/30/2011 06:18 EDT | Updated 11/30/2011 05:12 EST

McGuinty hammers away at Liberals' Second Career retraining program

TORONTO - Premier Dalton McGuinty may have another job to fall back on if things don't go his way on Oct. 6.

And he can thank one of his own programs for it.

The Liberal leader got a carpentry lesson Friday while touting his government's Second Career program at Toronto's Humber College.

Students — all laid-off workers benefiting from the retraining program — helped McGuinty carve into a wooden door with a drill, then attach the door to a cabinet.

"Sign me up!" the premier joked after surveying his handiwork with a satisfied grin.

McGuinty then offered to auction off his masterpiece, setting the first bid at $30. He got some laughs from onlookers, but there were no takers.