Entries by Richard Christianson

President’s Message: Evaluator Training at AWFS Fair; WIC Auction Is Music to Our Ears

The AWFS Fair in Las Vegas is now less than three months away.  WCA, with the help of our friends at the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers, will once again offer Accredited Skill Evaluator training for woodworking educators and industry trainers during the show. The three-hour trainings will take place at the WCA’s booth […]

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 […]

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 owner of Classic Millwork & Products of El Paso, TX. Spitz has a long history of leadership and activism with the Architectural Woodwork Institute. He is the immediate past president of the AWI […]

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 […]