Entries by Richard Christianson

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 […]

WCA: Setting the Standard for Professional Woodworkers

How the Woodwork Career Alliance’s credential Passport program can turn a mere job into a rewarding career. Assemble 10 randomly selected wood product executives into a room and ask, “What is your company’s number one concern?” Odds are at least nine of them will respond, “Finding productive woodworkers.” The skilled worker shortage is a universal […]

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

  The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome six new EDUcation™ member schools and six new INDustry™ Sponsors. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Charlotte High School, Charlotte, MI Lester B Pearson High School, Calgary, AB, Canada Lewis Central High School, Council Bluffs, IA Oxford High School, Oxford, […]