Seventeen more educators recently completed their Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Evaluator training at Madison College.
These teachers are now certified to award WCA skill points and credentials to their students. While the WCA has evaluators in 23 states and two Canadian provinces, Wisconsin has the highest concentration of Accredited Skill Evaluators (ASE) in North America. Spurred on by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, high schools in the state can receive up to $1,000 per student for each credential awarded.
“Interest in the Woodwork Career Alliance is accelerating,” stated WCA President Scott Nelson. “Teachers see the positive benefits in aligning their curricula to industry standards and taking advantage of the many resources the WCA has to offer.”
The Woodwork Career Alliance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designed to assist wood manufacturers in finding and training skilled woodworkers.
For more information about the WCA, visit woodworkcareer.org
Madison College is pleased to partner with the WCA to help train the next generation of woodworking educators. Since 2011, nearly 100 evaluators have been trained at the college. For more information on Madison College’s programming, visit madisoncollege.edu or contact Patrick Molzahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 246-6842.