WCA News and Events

Read about the latest WCA related news and events below.

President’s Message: New Year, New Industry Support

The Woodwork Career Alliance is starting 2018 - and its second…
January 22, 2018/by Scott Nelson

Meet Mick McGowan: The WCA’s Canadian Connection

Veteran cabinetmaker and college woodworking instructor is working…
January 15, 2018/by Richard Christianson

Video: High School Students Learn Business of Woodworking

The need for a younger workforce is prevalent throughout the…
January 13, 2018/by Richard Christianson

NBMDA Sets the Gold Standard of New WCA Sponsorship Program

Strong membership support will help fund workforce development…
January 11, 2018/by Richard Christianson

Safety Guide for Post-Secondary Shops


A new guide is ready for our teachers…
November 6, 2017/by Greg Heuer

Stiles & 3M Team Up to Deliver Sanding Seminar at Madison College

Over three dozen individuals from industry and education…
October 30, 2017/by Richard Christianson

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Pathways Archives

Pathways – Winter 2020WCA President Talks Training & Credentialing; WorldSkills Report, 29 High Schools Join WCA

Pathways – Fall 2019Jefferson Millwork Woodworker Earns First WCA Red Credential; NC Teachers Go to Summer School; Tim Fixmer’s Commitment to Woodworking Education

Pathways – Summer 2019WCA Gears Up for AWFS Fair in a Big Way, How Mark Smith ‘Casts’a Vision’ to Support his Woodshop Program; Introducing WCA 4.0

Pathways – Spring 2019O’Keefe Millwork’s Looks to St. Paul College for Woodworking Talent; WCA Stakes a Claim in the Yukon

Pathways – Winter 2019Woodworking Training Champions: Luke Barnett & Kristine Cox

Pathways – Fall 2018Making a Case for Woodworking Credentials

Pathways Summer 2018 WCA Skill Standards at the Core of the MiLL Curricula

Pathways Spring 2018Postsecondary Woodworking Programs Embrace WCA Credentials

Pathways Winter 2018Industry Supports Workforce Development

Pathways – Fall 2017 – Maine State Prison Woodshop Pilots WCA Passport Program

Pathways – Summer 2017WCA Sets Busy AWFS Fair Agenda

Pathways – Spring 2017How Jefferson Millwork Uses WCA Skill Standards

Pathways – Winter 2017 – Q & A with the Father of Woodworking Skill Standards

Pathways – Fall 2016 Skill Standards Are Flooring Manufacturers Passport to Success

Pathways – Summer 2016WCA Named WMIA Educator of the Year