Entries by Richard Christianson

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome eight new EDUcation™ member schools, two new MANufacturing™ members, 13 renewing INDustry™ Sponsors. Thank you for your membership and support! New EDUcation™ Members Appleton East High School, Appleton, WI Columbia High School, Columbia, NC Cumberland County High School, Burkesville, KY Florence High School, Florence, CO […]

Woodworking Students Persevere

Six high school woodworking instructors discuss how COVID-19 has slowed, but can’t stop students driven to earn their WCA Sawblade Certificate. During a school year fraught with unexpected stops and starts due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) has already issued more than 200 Sawblade Certificates with hundreds […]

Nominations for HFTS $1M Teaching Excellence Awards Ends May 21

CALABASAS, Calif.  — Applications are being accepted until May 21 for the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. The fifth annual program will award cash prizes totaling more than $1 million to 18 of America’s best public high school skilled trades teachers and their programs. Nominations can be submitted at hftforschoolsprize.org. The […]

Hofmann Joins WCA Board of Directors

Chris Hofmann, U.S. Lamello product manager for Colonial Saw of Kingston, MA, has been appointed to the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. Hofmann has been active in woodworking education both on the national and local stages. He is currently chairman of the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association’s Education […]

WCA’s New Online Accredited Skill Evaluator Training Opens Many Doors

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America’s online accredited skill evaluator (ASE) training program, which debuted last fall, is a game changer in more ways than one. For starters, it paves the way for more high school and postsecondary woodworking instructors throughout the United States and Canada to attain ASE status. This in turn opens […]

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome seven new EDUcation™ member schools, two new MANufacturing™ member, and three new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back eight sponsors for another year. Thank you for your membership and support! New EDUcation™ Members Coleman High School, Coleman, WI Columbine High School, Littleton, CO Hutchinson High School, […]

Wood Industry Career Awareness Campaign Now Live

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC) is excited to announce the launch of its industry-wide career awareness campaign, “You Wood.” Developed by several industry trade associations led by AWFS, WMIA, and WMMA, in partnership with Nashville-based INDUSTRIAL Strength Marketing, the WIRC campaign aims to communicate wood industry career pathways and attract new talent. […]