Entries by Richard Christianson

Sanding & Finishing Seminar Draws Huge Turnout at Madison College

Over 50 individuals from industry and education gathered at a recent lunch and learn sponsored by Stiles Machinery and held at Madison College of Madison, WI. Participants spent the day learning about sanding and finishing applications, as well as networking with current students. Stiles product specialist Peter Van Dyke kicked off the day with a […]

Spitz Joins WCA Board of Directors

NELLYSFORD, VA – The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America welcomes Bruce Spitz to the WCA Board of Directors. Spitz, is the recently retired owner of Classic Millwork & Products of El Paso, TX. Spitz, owner of Classic Millwork & Products of El Paso, TX, has a long history of leadership and activism with the […]

WCA Stakes a Claim in the Yukon

The Woodwork Career Alliance’s skill standards offer a “common language” for training woodworking instructors to do their jobs better. Gerry Quarton, the newest chief evaluator of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, is bringing the WCA’s skill standards and training to woodworking instructors serving some of the most remote populations of North America. Quarton […]

Great Lakes Woodworking Fest Calls for Project Competition Entries

Woodworkers of all ages and experience are invited to enter the Great Lakes Woodworking Festival’s Project Competition in Adrian, MI. A panel of expert judges will rate each submitted project for function, form, design, workmanship, finish and originality. Entry categories include: Juniors – ages 16 and under; Masters – ages 17-54; and Legacy: 55 and […]

Meet the Newest Group of WCA Evaluators

Wisconsin recently added 10 more Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) accredited skill evaluators to its ranks. These woodworking teachers completed their training and accreditation at Madison College, Madison, WI. They are now certified to award WCA tool stamps and credentials to their students. Wisconsin has more than 50 ASEs, the most in the country. Spurred by […]

Welcome New Members & Renewed Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 17 new EDUcation™ member schools, three new MANufacturing™ members  and five INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back a baker’s dozen sponsors for a second year. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Arrowhead High School, Hartland, WI Belleville High School, Belleville, WI […]

Championing Woodworking Skills & Careers

The co-owner of Rowland Woodworking shares her passion for SkillsUSA and the Woodwork Career Alliance. Kristine Cox, co-owner of Rowland Woodworking of High Point, NC, is not one to sit on the sidelines. Though helping her husband Jeff run an architectural woodworking company is demanding, she still manages to make time to champion industry causes […]

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Offers ‘Teaching the Teachers’ Scholarships

  The Rockport, ME, institution issues invites woodworking instructors to apply for free training courses.  In 2018, the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship launched a successful pilot program for a new scholarship initiative called Teaching the Teachers. Recipients are educational institutions and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and abroad that provide woodworking instruction to economically disadvantaged […]