WCA News and Events

Read about the latest WCA related news and events below.

Studies Find Strong Support for Skilled Trades Education

Two new studies commissioned by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools…
May 27, 2020/by Richard Christianson

06 – Sawblade Certificate

This lesson is important for all educators, but particularly…

Building a Bridge Between Woodworking Education & Industry

Mark Smith, industrial technology teacher at Reed-Custer High…
April 29, 2020/by Richard Christianson

05 – Prerequisite Assessments

Before a candidate is eligible to be assessed on any machinery,…

04 – The Skill Standards

The Skill Standards are the heart of the WCA Credentialing program. It…

Students experience VR woodworking at The MiLL

The WoodEd Table, a virtual reality system for training students…
April 15, 2020/by Richard Christianson

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Pathways Archives

Pathways – Spring 2020WCA The Trials & Tribulations of Teaching Woodworking Online; Studies Show Support for Skilled Trades Education

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