Entries by Richard Christianson

WMIA Educator Award Honors Industry’s ‘Unsung Heroes’

The annual award program has brought well-deserved recognition to woodworking instructors and schools, including many EDUcation members of the Woodwork Career Alliance. In accepting the 2018 WMIA Educator of the Year Wooden Globe Award, Joe Davis, woodworking instructor of the Dale Jackson Career Center, became the seventh representative of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North […]

WMIA Plans CTE – Manufacturing Days Open House at Herrick & White

The Wood Machinery Industry Association has organized a CTE – Manufacturing Days Open House at Herrick & White of Cumberland, RI, to showcase woodworking opportunities to students. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Herrick & White operates out of a 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that utilizes state-of-the-art technology. The […]

WCA Commemorates First Diamond Credential; Raises $8,500 at IWF

North America’s largest woodworking event was a momentous occasion for the Woodwork Career Alliance. NELLYSFORD, VA – The International Woodworking Fair, held Aug 22-25 in Atlanta, provided the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America with much cause to celebrate. For starters, Patrick Molzahn, woodworking instructor at Madison College in Madison, WI, received the first Diamond […]

WCA Issues First Diamond Credential

The International Wood Fair (IWF) in Atlanta was the setting of another milestone for the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. Woodworking instructor Patrick Molzahn of Madison College in Madison, WI, received the Diamond credential, the first ever issued by the WCA. This is the highest credential awarded by the WCA and is the culmination […]

WCA Brings Wood Instructors Together at IWF

Woodworking teachers of current and prospective WCA EDUcation institutions took time out from the hustle and bustle of the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta to meet and greet at the WCA’s booth. They included, Robert Lindsay, recently retired from Trenton High School of Trenton, MI; Jeff Seavolt, Maple Valley Jr. & Sr. High School of Vermontville, MI; Daniel […]

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 […]