The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, in its ongoing efforts to proactively address the woodworking industry’s critical skilled worker shortage, has scheduled a trio of events to train and certify Accredited Skill Evaluators.

Accredited Skill Evaluators are responsible for assessing and awarding tool points to woodworking students and professionals participating in the WCA’s Passport credential program. Enroll Here.

Here’s a rundown of the three up-coming training sessions:

Friday, October 28, 2016
12:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.
Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI

Note: This program is SOLD OUT; a wait list has been started. Register to get your name on the list.

Patrick Molzahn, director of the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison Area Technical College and founding member of the WCA Board of Directors, will instruct this evaluator training session. It represents the seventh ASE training Molzahn has conducted at the college’s state-of-the-art woodworking education center since April 2011.

“Madison College is pleased to be a partner in the WCA credentialing system,” Molzahn said. “The WCA Skill Standards are integrated into our curriculum and we offer the credential as a voluntary opportunity for our students. Our employers frequently ask students to see their passport when interviewing. The WCA has helped us refine our curriculum and better prepare graduates for employment. Furthermore, it helps define a career path and offers a vehicle for continuous improvement.”

Pre-registration is required to attend this session. The 16 seats are currently Sold Out, and we’ve started a Wait List. (Two of the “taken” seats are tentative at this writing.)

Learn more and register.

8:00 a.m. — Noon
Doubletree Oceanfront Hotel
Atlantic Beach, NC

The North Carolina Trade and Industrial Education Teachers Association recently added a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator training course to its Professional Growth Workshop. Scott Nelson, president of the WCA, will serve as instructor of the program. Through special arrangement with the NCTIETA, WCA has five guest seats available for out-of-state instructors to participate at the discounted price of $50. Pre-registration is required.

Learn more and register.

July 19-22, 2017
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Mark your calendar to attend one of the WCA’s Accredited Skill Evaluator training sessions to be held during the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. WCA is partnering with the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers to organize these classes during North America’s biggest woodworking event of 2017. Additional details and registration is forthcoming.

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To participate in a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator training course, you must:

  1. Enroll in the program and own a Passport;
  2. Apply to be an Evaluator and send your completed application to Greg Heuer; and
  3. Complete, pass and print your certificate from the Skill Evaluator Online Training.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Learn more about these ASE requirements.