CHICAGO — Mimbus Inc., a creator and distributor of immersive simulators for manual skills training, announced its planned participation at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas, taking place July 20-23. Mimbus Inc. will showcase its immersive solutions 100% dedicated to training for the woodworking industry at booth #1979. Visitors to the WCA booth will experience live demonstrations […]
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Potomac Falls, VA — The Architectural Woodwork Institute Education Foundation (AWIEF) recently received a donation of $2 million from the Quality Certification Corporation with $1 million designated for Randolph Estabrook Educational Scholarships for individuals and $1 million earmarked for grants of accredited secondary and post-secondary architectural woodwork programs. The donation was made to the AWIEF […]
By Tracey A. Maine Hocking College of Hocking, OH, has tabbed Chris Hedges to serve as program manager of the Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork program scheduled to launch this fall. The program is an EDUcation member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. Hedges recently completed training to become a WCA accredited skill evaluator. Originally from Circleville, […]
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a nonprofit woodworking school in Rockport, ME, has successfully raised $1 million to sustainably endow its Teaching the Teachers scholarship program. Launched as a pilot in 2018, Teaching the Teachers awards scholarships to schools and service organizations that teach woodworking to economically disadvantaged communities. Scholarships cover the full cost of […]
The Wauwatosa School District celebrated the completion of its new $1.3 million Wauwatosa Center for Design and Innovation on Thursday, January 30 with a ribbon-cutting and tours of the renovated space located inside Wauwatosa West High School. The school is an EDUcation member of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America. City, state, and business […]
KCD Software is the first software developer to become a Gold Sponsor of the Woodwork Career Alliance. Cataumet, MA – KCD Software, a leading design-to-manufacture software provider for the cabinet and closet markets, recently signed on as a Gold Sponsor of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA). The not-for-profit WCA works with […]
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 20 new EDUcation™ member schools, two new MANufacturing™ members, three new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back four sponsors for a second year. Thank you for your membership and support! EDUcation™ Members Bartlett Yancey High School, Yanceyville, NC Battle Ground High School, Brush Prairie, […]
The CEO of CCI Media discusses Woodworking Network’s commitment to presenting educational opportunities for the industry and his personal support of the Woodwork Career Alliance. Tim Fixmer, president and CEO of CCI Media, has been a fixture of the woodworking industry for the majority of his long publishing career beginning with his early […]
The Architectural Woodwork Institute Board of Directors named Doug Hague to succeed Philip Duvic as AWI executive vice president effective Jan. 1, 2020. Duvic, who previously announced his retirement, has been associated with AWI since November 2000 and was appointed as executive vice president in 2005. Search & Selection Prior to the board’s vote, Doug […]
Jim Wellever, department head of the Cabinetmaking/Millwork Training program at the Michigan Career & Technical Institute (MCTI) in Plainville, MI, runs a department within the on-campus cabinet shop that trains people with disabilities to operate the machinery that is most likely to be found in woodworking shops across the United States. The program serves as […]