AWFS Webinar Targets Integrating WCA Credentialing in the Classroom

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers presented a March 13 webinar focused on Woodwork Career Alliance accredited skills evaluator training. The webinar featured Patrick Molzahn, of program director of Cabinetmaking and Millwork at Madison College in Madison, WI, ,and Bert Christensen, instructor at Westosha Central High School in Westosha, WI. 

The duo provided useful ideas that educators can use to implement the WCA credentialing system in their classroom. In addition, Molzahn and Christensen discussed the library of videos, training resources, and educational materials that the WCA has assembled to make help woodworking teachers. The webinar is a shortened version of the CWWK Teacher Track session offered at the 2017 AWFS Fair.

View the PowerPoint presentation.

 

 

 

 

Modern Cabinetmaking Glossary

Patrick Molzahn, WCA Accredited Chief Evaluator, updated Modern Cabinetmaking. The 5th edition coordinates with the WCA Standards and Assessments, provides a wealth of support for instructors and managers, and helps create a “curriculum” of learning for fine woodwork manufacturing.

Essential to productive work in our plants and shops is a clear understanding of the TERMS of our industry. Goodheart-Willcox has graciously permitted WCA to use and distribute the Glossary from the 5th Ed.

You can learn more about the book, workbook, and CDs: Click Here WCA Marketplace

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Glossary of Terms from Modern Cabinetry, 5th Ed.

Patrick Molzahn
Cabinetmaking & Millwork Program Director
Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
http://madisoncollege.edu/program-info/cabinetmaking-and-millwork

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Parts of the Table Saw

Safe and productive use of our many machines and tools is vital. You, as an instructor and trainer, probably already have good teaching tools. Modern LEAN manufacturing techniques place a full machine manual, including operations and maintenance, at each machine. Video learning is a benefit. Here is an example on the Table Saw [about 4 minutes].

Produced by:

Patrick Molzahn
Cabinetmaking & Millwork Program Director
Madison Area Technical College
1701 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
http://madisoncollege.edu/program-info/cabinetmaking-and-millwork

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Intended Audience

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Course Objectives

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For YOU

  • What you need to know as a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator
  • Easy enrollment process – Bulk Candidate uploads
  • Pre-written steps to success – Evaluations, Drawings, Widgets

For Candidates

  • Motivating Candidates to learn productive skills
  • Rewarding those who demonstrate learned skills
  • Recognizing skilled woodworkers with Portable Personal  Credentials

Materials List

You will need these things at hand to continue.

It’s OK to stop now to gather them.

Click on the “green” links below to find things. Come back here when you are ready – Mark Complete.
Helpful-Optional: Post-It colored flags, Clipboards, Hearing protection

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President’s Message: We’ve Got a Lot to Talk About at AWFS Fair

As the opening of AWFS Fair in Las Vegas draws upon us, please remember to stop by our booth 9648! Let us show you how WCA’s Woodworking Skill Standards can help improve your school woodworking or company training program.

I am proud to announce that during the 2016-2017 school year we issued 185 certificates or credentials. We now have more than 1,560 WCA Passport holders across the U.S. and Canada.

One final housekeeping note: There’s still time to sign up for one of our Accredited Skill Evaluator (ASE) training sessions being held at the show. Just email snelsonwca@gmail.com or call me at 402-610-6043 to reserve your spot now and pay at our booth during the show. These ASE training sessions are being offered at a discounted rate through special arrangement with AWFS. The ASE training registration includes a one-year subscription in WCA – a $250 value – all for the low fee of $100. The purchase of a WCA Passport is required. If you don’t already have a Passport, you may purchase one for $55 at our booth.

Hope to see you next week @ AWFS Fair 2017!

Scott Nelson
President
Woodwork Career Alliance of North America

Add Assessment Group

Step-By-Step instructions How To Add Assessment Groups. Click the video below.

WCA-Assessment Add Group from Greg Heuer on Vimeo.

When done click “next lesson” below or return to the Registry Quick Start menu by CLICKING HERE.

When you are ready to go to the Registry:
CLICK HERE.

If you can’t remember your Password, use the Forgot button on the Registry front door. If you can’t remember the email under which you are a member of WCA, drop a line to gheuer@woodworkcareer.org asking for your registration email name.

Assessment Groups Introduction

Speed up assessment entry by making Assessment Groups. Click the video below.

WCA-Assessment Groups from Greg Heuer on Vimeo.

When done click “next lesson” below or return to the Registry Quick Start menu by CLICKING HERE.

When you are ready to go to the Registry:
CLICK HERE.

If you can’t remember your Password, use the Forgot button on the Registry front door. If you can’t remember the email under which you are a member of WCA, drop a line to gheuer@woodworkcareer.org asking for your registration email name.