Video: High School Students Learn Business of Woodworking

The need for a younger workforce is prevalent throughout the architectural woodwork industry.  Many students are interested in woodworking, but lack someone who will take the time to assist them in exploring their interest.

A video recently distributed by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is an inspiring example of how collaboration of an industry supplier with a high school can help fill the workforce gap.  The video features Top Saw Industries of Phoenix, AZ, along with a Paradise Valley High School teacher and his woodshop students telling how the school’s successful woodshop program is enticing students while enhancing their life skills.

Watch the video and see and hear the passion of the students about woodworking and their enthusiasm about utilizing business skills learned in the class.  They are being successfully prepared for a career path in the industry.



Vero Software Raises $751 for WCA with T-Shirt Promo

Vero Software Marketing Manager Paul Losavio is flanked by Patrick Molzahn and Scott Nelson of the WCA.

Vero Software of Tuscaloosa, AL, presented a $751 check to the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America during the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.

Vero, whose programs include Cabinet Vision and Alphacam, was joined the Woodworking Network and the Architectural Woodwork Institute in sponsoring a limited edition “I Love Woodworking” T-shirt. The proceeds will help fund WCA programing.

“Education is absolutely vital to the success of the future of wood manufacturing,” said Paul Losavio, marketing manager for Vero. “The WCA is a great organization working to meet the educational needs of the industry and we are ecited to offer our support by raising money through this fun T-shirt fundraiser.”

“Vero Software has been a great supporter of the Woodwork Career Alliance,” said WCA President Scott Nelson. “We are very appreciative of the company’s many financial contributions to the cause of developing a skilled woodworking workforce.”