Entries by Richard Christianson

Wisconsin Adds 17 New WCA Evaluators

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 […]

NC Woodshop Teachers Go to Summer School

Woodworking track of the state’s annual Career and Technical Education Summer Conference includes a strong dose of the Woodwork Career Alliance’s credentialing program. Dan Kern, woodworking instructor of Montgomery County high schools in North Carolina, is walking the talk. Not only is the holder of Woodwork Career Alliance Passport #110 employing the WCA skill standards […]

Jefferson Millwork Woodworker Becomes First Pro to Earn WCA Red Credential

STERLING, Va. – Richard Memory, an apprentice woodworker at Jefferson Millwork & Design, was recently awarded the red credential from the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. He is the first professional woodworker to achieve the red credential, the third level of the WCA’s credentialing Passport program. Memory, who previously earned his green and blue […]

Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome five new EDUcation™ member schools, four new MANufacturing™ members, one new Association Partner  and four new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back one sponsor for a second year. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Arroyo High School, El Monte, CA Dakota […]

AWFS Fair Auction Opens; Supports WCA’s Workforce Development Programs

Early-bird bidding opens. Enjoy an all-new online experience with the AWFS Fair Silent Auction benefitting the Woodwork Career Alliance. NELLYSFORD, VA – A helmet signed by four-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady, guitars autographed by Jimmy Buffet and Ted Nugent, and a South African safari excursion are among the many and diverse items that will […]

Mark Smith ‘Casts a Vision’ to Support His Woodshop Program

   This veteran woodworking instructor discusses the multiple benefits of marketing his program. Mark Smith isn’t bashful about tooting a horn loud and often to call attention to his high school woodworking program. “I’ve learned that you have to cast a vision of your program outside your classroom so that the superintendent, school board, community […]

WCA 4.0 to Debut at AWFS Fair

Credentialing skilled, cell-based machine operators is the focus of the Woodwork Career Alliance’s new pilot program. NELLYSFORD, VA – The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America will introduce WCA 4.0, a pilot program focused on training and accrediting machine operators who work in cell-based manufacturing environments, at the AWFS Fair, July 17-20 in Las Vegas. […]