Students enrolled in school woodworking programs affiliated with the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America made a strong showing at the AWFS Fair in taking home four first-place and two second-place awards in the Fresh Wood Student Design Competition. The student winners representing WCA EDUcation schools in the biennial competition included: First Place, Seating – […]
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The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America made the most of its participation at the AWFS Fair, the first in-person national woodworking trade show in two years. As Scott Nelson was happy to attest, “It was wonderful to be back in action and to meet face-to-face with industry and new industry colleagues, educators, and sponsors. […]
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 20 new EDUcation™ member schools, three new MANufacturing™ members, two new sponsors, and 17 renewing INDustry™ Sponsors. Thank you for your membership and support! New EDUcation™ Members Appleton East High School – Appleton, WI Black River High School – Black River Falls, WI Cumberland […]
The technical chair of the AWI SkillsUSA Committee discusses the challenges and ultimate satisfaction of pulling off this year’s national competition remotely. The annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference is the most anticipated event for students of high school and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation. Loaded with pageantry and […]
2021 continues to be a record year for the WCA! Since our last Pathways newsletter, we have added 20 new EDUcation members, three new MANufacturing members, and two new INDustry Silver Sponsors. I want to thank The Sherwin-Williams Company for their very gracious cash donation of $5,000! WCA will use this money to help increase […]
While high school woodshops are disappearing at an alarming rate nationally, this small school located in rural North Carolina is looking to expand its new woodworking program. It’s said that when the bandsaw leaves the building, it’s never coming back and neither is the woodshop program it was used in. Sadly, this adage has proven […]
Survey results to be presented at 2021 Executive Briefing Conference. Woodworking Network and the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) have joined forces to conduct a ground-breaking survey exploring the woodworking industry’s top workforce development issues. The main objectives of this benchmark study are three-fold: To assess the U.S. and Canadian woodworking industries’ challenge […]
Net proceeds from the special event will help fund credentialing programs offered by the Woodwork Career Alliance to students and professionals. LAS VEGAS – The AWFS®Fair will host a silent auction with net proceeds benefitting the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. The WCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing and growing a skilled […]
Three woodworking organizations partnered to produce a six-minute video that is airing on public television stations nationwide to create awareness of career opportunities in the wood products industry. The video, produced by “In Depth with Laurence Fishburne,” an award-winning educational television series highlighting the evolution of education, medicine, science, technology, and industry through inspiring stories. It […]
Three members of the wood products industry with close ties to the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America were among those honored in this year’s 40 Under 40 awards program presented by Woodworking Network. They include: Luke Barnett, founder and owner of the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute based in Adrian, MI. The institute is an […]