Entries by WCA

Mimbus to Participate at AWFS Fair with WCA

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 […]

The AWI Education Foundation Receives $2 Million for Architectural Woodwork Scholarships & Institutional Grants

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 […]

Hocking College Cabinetmaking and Architectural Millwork Program to Debut this Fall

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 Expands ‘Teaching the Teachers’ Scholarship Program

  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 […]

WI School District Opens Center for Design and Innovation

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 […]

Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors!

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, […]

AWI Board of Directors Appoints Hague New Executive VP

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 […]

Bridging the Gap: Hands-on Woodworking Training Program Develops Skilled Workforce

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 […]