The non-profit Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) actively promotes a skilled workforce for the advanced wood manufacturing industry.
It’s difficult to find and keep skilled workers and it’s difficult for woodworkers to show what they know during the interview process. The industry needs a way to recognize skills and reward achievement. WCA meets that need.
Our Woodwork Passport program leads to professional credentials for woodworkers and a pool of demonstrated talent for employers. The Woodwork Passport is a portable, personal, permanent record of a woodworker’s achievements. Developed by industry, our simple system for testing skills and recording the results leads to an industry-recognized certificates that stay with an individual throughout their career.
How It Works
Individuals can participate in the program simply by purchasing a Passport which entitles you to have your woodworking skills evaluated against industry approved performance standards, leading to multiple levels of credentials. More benefits are available to companies by subscribing to the WCA INDustry™ membership program, or to schools as a WCA EDUcation™ member.
For the first time students and educators of woodwork manufacturing can benefit from industry standards to earn industry credentials. By subscribing as EDUcation™ members, schools qualify for shop materials and training aids, as well as the special certificate designed just for students. Learn more…
Reduce the frustration and risk when looking for skilled employees. Applicants carrying a WCA Passport have certified skills verified by Accredited Skill Evaluators using industry standards. Their credentials give you confidence that you’re hiring a productive and skilled employee. Or, subscribe as an INDustry™ member and use the program to recognize the achievements of your current employees. Learn more…