Entries by Richard Christianson

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. […]

WCA Awards Woodworking Industry’s First Gold Credential

Employee of Jefferson Millwork & Design grows his skills and career through a training program structured around the Woodwork Career Alliance’s skill standards. NELLYSFORD, VA – Richard Memory has made woodworking history — again. The trail-blazing employee of Jefferson Millwork & Design recently became the first professional woodworker awarded the Gold credential by the Woodwork […]

Second Chance IWF Connect Virtual Auction Benefits the Woodwork Career Alliance 

Net proceeds from the virtual auction featuring 130-plus bid items will support the WCA’s ongoing efforts to help develop and grow a skilled woodworking workforce in the United States and Canada.   NELLYSFORD, Va. – The IWF Connect virtual auction supporting the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America has been extended through 9 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. […]

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 17 new EDUcation™ member schools, three new MANufacturing™ member, and one new EDUcation Supporter. We also welcome back five sponsors for another year. Thank you for your membership and support! New EDUcation™ Members Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, Clariton, MA Burlington High School, Burlington, […]

Microvellum Software’s Adopt-A-School Program Open to WCA EDU Members

Free access to Microvellum’s Enterprise-level software is now available through the Woodwork Career Alliance’s EDUcation™ Member Benefits package to qualifying schools. Microvellum, a company specializing in CAD/CAM/CIM technology for the woodworking industry, is partnering with the WCA to offer high school and postsecondary school woodworking programs the opportunity to participate in its Adopt-A-School program, a […]

Teacher’s Chime in on Teaching Woodworking during a Pandemic

Survey sheds light on how WCA EDUcation instructors are adjusting to their roles. How are high school woodworking instructors coping with the unprecedented challenges of teaching their students during the COVID-19 crisis? How many are teaching courses in the classroom this fall versus remote? And depending on whether they are able to conduct classes face-to-face […]

Woodwork Career Alliance Benefit Auction Goes Virtual at IWF Connect

NELLYSFORD, Va. – An auction supporting the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America during IWF Connect will not only be silent, it will be 100 percent virtual. More than 130 items, including autographed sports items, framed artwork, jewelry and exclusive destination get-a-way packages, will be put up for bid during IWF Connect, a virtual tradeshow and […]