Entries by Richard Christianson

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 […]

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute Branches Out

This WCA EDUcation™ member is expanding its woodshop to accommodate more equipment and programs. The Sam Beauford Woodwork Institute of Adrian, MI, truly offers something for everybody from organizing woodshop camps for the local Boys and Girls Club through training adults for woodworking careers. Founded five years ago to provide hands-on instruction to woodworking hobbyists […]

WCA EDUcation Donations: Worth the Price of Subscription

Free and highly-discounted products more than cover the annual fee for high school and postsecondary woodshops to belong to the Woodwork Career Alliance. Nellysford, VA – There are many good reasons for high school and postsecondary woodworking programs to become EDUcation™ members of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. Most importantly, being affiliated with […]

Wisconsin Overtakes California for Most WCA Evaluators

Wisconsin now has more Woodwork Career Alliance Accredited Skill Evaluators than any other state. Twelve more educators recently completed their WCA ASE training training at Madison College. These teachers are certified to evaluate and award WCA credentials to their students. In the process, Wisconsin passed California, which now has the second most WCA ASEs in […]

WCA’s Molzahn to Present at Executive Briefing Conference

Patrick Molzahn, director of the cabinetmaking and millwork program at Madison Area Technical College, and treasurer of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America, has been recruited to speak at the 15th annual Executive Briefing Conference. Molzahn will discuss how wood products companies can use the WCA’s woodworking skill standards and Passport credentialing program to […]