Entries by Richard Christianson

IWF Memorabilia Auction to Benefit Woodwork Career Alliance

Proceeds from winning bids on sports collectables and other valuable merchandise will support the WCA’s woodworking workforce development activities.   ATLANTA – A batting helmet signed by new Hall of Fame inductee Chipper Jones and a microphone autographed by Grammy Award vocalist Taylor Swift are among the many and diverse collectables that will be auctioned […]

Scenes from 2018 SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking Competition

Medalists for the 2018 SkillsUSA Cabinetmaking competition hailed from high schools and colleges located in six states. The winners were announced June 29 at the Awards Ceremony of SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY. More than 6,500 career and technical education students joined in the excitement of hands-on competition in 102 different trade, […]

Welcome New Members & Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome nine new EDUcation™ member schools and two new INDustry™ Sponsors. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Gateway High School, Aurora, CO Green County ATC, Greensburg, KY Hands On Deck Inc., Green Bay, WI Ignacio School District 11-JT, Ignacio, CO Kent Transition […]

The MiLL: A Model to Help Bridge the Woodworking Industry’s Skills Gap

The Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab, aka the MiLL, opened with great fanfare last fall in Colorado Springs, CO. Billed as a national training center for the woodworking industry, the MiLL features more than $3 million worth of equipment operating under power in a 46,600-square-foot building. The facility offers woodworking instruction to students by day and […]

Idaho Cabinetmaking Student Russia Bound for WorldSkills

Ethan Harrison, a 2018 graduate of Blackfoot High School of Blackfoot, ID, will represent the United States in the biennial WorldSkills cabinetmaking competition Aug. 22-27, 2019 in Kazan, Russia. Harrison earned the honor by winning a head-to-head competition at SkillsUSA last month in Louisville, KY. Runner-up, Hunter Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Cedar Ridge High […]

Stiles Machinery Presents Solid Wood Technology Forum at Madison College

More than 40 individuals from industry and education gathered at a recent lunch and learn sponsored by Stiles Machinery and held at Madison College, Madison, WI. Participants spent the day learning about technology and practical applications for working with solid wood, as well as networking with current students. Stiles product specialist Peter Van Dyke kicked […]