The need for a younger workforce is prevalent throughout the architectural woodwork industry. Many students are interested in woodworking, but lack someone who will take the time to assist them in exploring their interest.
A video recently distributed by the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is an inspiring example of how collaboration of an industry supplier with a high school can help fill the workforce gap. The video features Top Saw Industries of Phoenix, AZ, along with a Paradise Valley High School teacher and his woodshop students telling how the school’s successful woodshop program is enticing students while enhancing their life skills.
Watch the video and see and hear the passion of the students about woodworking and their enthusiasm about utilizing business skills learned in the class. They are being successfully prepared for a career path in the industry.