Entries by Richard Christianson

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. […]

Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome four new EDUcation™ member schools, one new MANufacturing™ members  and five new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back two sponsors for a second year. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, WI Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, MN […]

Woodwork Career Alliance to Present Three Free Seminars at AWFS Fair

Representatives of the WCA will share ideas for developing a skilled woodworking workforce.   Nellysford, VA — Owners and managers of woodworking businesses challenged by a low number of job applicants and/or high employee turnover rate are encouraged to attend free College of Woodworking Knowledge seminar sessions featuring the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America […]

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 […]