Entries by Richard Christianson

Young Cabinetmaker Savors WorldSkills Experience

Ethan Harrison calls representing the United States in the international competition a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity.’    “Very, very intense.” That’s how Ethan Harrison described competing in the WorldSkills Cabinetmaking competition held last October in Kazan, Russia. “Every second you had to be doing something and thinking ahead to the next things that had […]

WCA Updates Passport Credentials

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America has updated its Passport with the latest information about the WCA’s credentialing program and how it works. The updated Passport includes: Overview of the WCA’s more than 300 woodworking skill standards from layout to finishing. Explanation of certification levels beginning with the Sawblade Certificate for students and Green […]

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 […]