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Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome xxx new EDUcation™ member schools, xxxx 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, WA
Bertie High School, Windsor, NC
D.C. Everest High School, Schofield, WI
F. J. Turner High School, Beloit, WI Wauwatosa
Fennimore High School, Fennimore, WI
Franklin High School, Franklin, WI
Hononegah Community School, Rockton, IL
Indian Valley High School, Gnadenhutten, OH
Jefferson High School, Jefferson, WI
Johns A. Holmes High School, Edenton, NC
Lord Beaverbrook High School, Calgary, AB
Louisburg High School, Franklinton, NC
Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago, WI
Oregon High School, Oregon, WI
Oxnard High School, Oxnard, CA
Palmyra-Eagle High School, Palmyra, WI
Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica, IL
South Milwaukee High School, South Milwaukee, WI
Spring Creek High School, Spring Creek, NV
West High School, Wauwatosa, WI

Find a WCA EDUcation™ woodworking program in your area.

MANufacturing™ Members
Anton Cabinetry, Pentago, TX
VSI Custom Cabinets Inc., Lynwood, CA

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
Architectural Woodwork Institute Quality Certification Program,
Potomoc Falls, VA
Blum Inc., Stanley, NC

New INDustry™ Silver Sponsor
Williams & Hussey, Amherst, NH

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewal
Roseburg Forest Products, Springfield, OR

INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewals
Eagle Mouldings. Minneapolis, MN
IMA-Schelling, Morrisville, NC
Kerfkore, Brunswick, GA

View all WCA INDustry™ Sponsors & Supporters

President’s Message: WCA EDUcation Membership Is Growing

WCA is ending the annual renewal process for all EDUcation members and I am happy to report that the renews are coming in at a very good rate. In addition, we have added 21 schools as EDUcation members,  plus two new woodworking companies to the ranks of our growing MANufacturing membership.

See the full list of all our newest members and sponsors.

WCA is also growing its roster of Accredited Skill Evaluators. We will be adding 20 new ASE teachers during training sessions at Montgomery County High School in Mt. Gilead, NC, on Oct. 24 and at Madison College in Madison, WI, on Oct. 25. These ASE instructors will be able to start evaluating students in their woodworking programs to earn WCA tool points toward earning their Sawblade Certificate.

What makes both ASE training sessions particularly timely is that we have articles related to the woodworking programs at Montgomery High School and Madison College in this edition of Pathways. I encourage all woodworking instructors to check out the article about the North Carolina Summer Career and Technical Education Conference. Dan Kern, WCA chief evaluator of North Carolina and an instructor at Montgomery High School, coordinated the woodworking workshops during the CTE conference.

The news item related to Madison College concerns Ethan Harrison who represented the U.S. in the WorldSkills woodworking competition in Kazan, Russia. Ethan honed his skills with instruction and encouragement from Jeff Molazhn, instructor at Madison College, who also happens to be an ASE.

Finally, I’d like to offer my personal congratulations to Richard Memory, apprentice woodworker at Jefferson Millwork & Design, for being the first professional to earn his WCA red credential. Jefferson Millwork has demonstrated its leadership as a WCA MANufacturing member by intertwining the WCA skill standards, credentialing program and financial incentives to reward employees like Richard who advance through the company’s training program. Bravo!

Scott Nelson
President
Woodwork Career Alliance of North America
snelsonwca@gmail.com

 

 

 

Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome five new EDUcation™ member schools, four new MANufacturing™ members, one new Association Partner  and four new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back one sponsor for a second year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

EDUcation™ Members
Arroyo High School, El Monte, CA
Dakota High School, Dakota, IL
Ridgewood High School, Norridge, IL
San Marcos High School, Santa Barbara, CA
Stoughton High School, Stoughton, WI

Find a WCA EDUcation™ woodworking program in your area.

MANufacturing™ Members
Gaston & Wyatt, Charlottesville, NC
Gillpatrick Woodworks, Overland Park, KS
Mission Bell Manufacturing, Morgan Hill, CA
Rowland Woodworking, High Point, NC

New Association Partner
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
James L. Taylor Manufacturing
, Poughkeepsie, NY
Rowland Woodworking, High Point, NC
Safety Speed Manufacturing, Ham Lake, MN
Woodworking Network/FDMC, Cedar Rapids, IA

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewals
Friulmac USA, Hickory, NC

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Welcome New Members & Renewing Sponsors

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome four new EDUcation™ member schools, one new MANufacturing™ members  and five new INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back two sponsors for a second year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

EDUcation™ Members
Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit, WI
Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, MN
Hillcrest High School, Midvale, UT
Kettle Moraine High School, Wales, WI

Find a WCA EDUcation™ woodworking program in your area.

MANufacturing™ Members
Advanced Fixtures Inc., Farmersville, TX

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
Lutz Woodworks,
Wylie, TX
Hafele America, Archdale, NC
Newman Machine,
Browns Summit, NC
SawStop,
Tualatin, OR
ShopBot Tools,
Durham, NC

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewals
WoodEd Table by Mimbus, Chicago, IL 

INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewals
Aiken Controls,
Lenoir, NC

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Welcome New Members & Renewed Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome 17 new EDUcation™ member schools, three new MANufacturing members  and five INDustry™ Sponsors. We also welcome back a baker’s dozen sponsors for a second year.

Thank you for your membership and support!

EDUcation™ Members

Arrowhead High School, Hartland, WI
Belleville High School, Belleville, WI
Bradford High School, Kenosha, WI
Des Moines East High School, Des Moines, IA
Franklin High School, Portland, OR
Havelock High School, New Bern, NC
Indian Trail High School, Kenosha, WI
Jacksboro ISD, Jacksboro, TX
New Bern High School, New Bern, NC
Pisgah High School, Waynesville, NC
Pueblo County High School, Pueblo, CO
Redmond High School, Redmond, OR
Reynolds High School, Troutdale, OR
Smoky Mountain High School, Sylva, NC
Tremper High School, Kenosha, WI
Wolfe County High School, Campton, KY
Yukon Education, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Find a WCA EDUcation™ woodworking program in your area.

MANufacturing™ Members
California Designers Choice Custom Cabinetry, Camarillo, CA
Danlee Wood Products – Forreston, IL
Multi-Housing Depot – Burlington, NJ

New INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
Gemini Coatings
, Reno, OK
Pro-Ply Custom Plywood, Brampton, ON
SCM Group USA
, Duluth, GA
Stiles Machinery, Grand Rapids, MI

New INDustry™ Silver Sponsors
Sorrelli Woodwork Consultants,
Brooklyn, NY
Weima North America, Fort Mill, SC

INDustry™ Gold Sponsor Renewals
Atlantic Plywood, Woburn, MA
Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, NC
Daniels-Olsen, A Metro Hardwoods Company, Sioux Falls, SD
Intermountain Wood Products, Salt Lake City, UT
M.L. Campbell, Ft. Erie, ON
Milesi Wood Coatings, Charlotte, NC
North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA), Chicago, IL
OHARCO, Lincoln, NE
Rev-A-Shelf, Louisville, KY
Web Don, Charlotte, NC
Wurth Group North America, Ramsey, NJ

INDustry™ Silver Sponsor Renewals
Brookhuis,
Suwanee, GA
Lutz Woodworks, Wylie, TX

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WCA EDUcation Donations: Worth the Price of Subscription

Free and highly-discounted products more than cover the annual fee for high school and postsecondary woodshops to belong to the Woodwork Career Alliance.


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There are many good reasons for high school and postsecondary woodworking programs to become EDUcation™ members of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America.

Most importantly, being affiliated with the WCA’s industry-recognized credentialing program adds credibility to the school’s woodshop curriculum as aspiring to professional standards. In addition, instructors gain access to a treasure trove of training tools including the WCA Woodworking Skill Standards, how-to videos, past SkillsUSA project plans and other online resources. EDU-member instructors also can apply for financial support and scholarships to benefit their students and personal development.

In case those benefits are not compelling enough to justify the modest annual $250 investment for WCA EDUcation membership, then consider the value of the WCA Essentials™ Benefits Package. It more than outweighs the cost to join.

“The Essentials Benefits Package offers useful resources for any woodworking program,” said Patrick Molzahn, treasurer of the WCA and director of the cabinetmaking and millwork program at Madison Area Technical College of Madison, WI. “From consumables such as screws, glue, and veneer, to access to exclusive online information from Taunton Press and training from Stiles Machinery, the package easily offers more value than the cost of the annual membership.”

Tom Hillstead and Mark Smith are just two instructors of WCA EDUcation schools who appreciate receiving the free and discounted products to benefit their programs.

“Being on a tight budget, every little bit helps,” said Hillstead, cabinetmaking instructor at St. Paul College of St. Paul, MN. “We always receive products that we can use in our shop. The donation packages are a great benefit to our program and more than worth the annual WCA membership cost.”

“The support our program receives from industry suppliers through the WCA has been invaluable,” said Smith, industrial technology teacher at Reed-Cutler High School of Braidwood, IL. “We put to use everything that is supplied to enhance the curriculum we are delivering. Though the Reed-Custer school district has been very supportive, my program always needs items that are beyond what the budget can support. The support my program has received over the years from industry has made all the difference.”

The Essentials Benefit Package being offered to WCA EDUcation members for the 2018-19 school year includes:

WCA Gold Sponsor Bessey Tools North America of Cambridge, ON – 40% discount on all clamps and other products;

CabWriter of Easthampton, MA – 40% discount on CabWriter Cabinet Design Software;

Franklin International of Columbus, OH – two gallons of Titebond wood glue;

Quickscrews of Livermore, CA – $50 credit toward the purchase of wood screws and fasteners;

Rockler Woodworking & Hardware of Medina, MN – assorted Rockler products;

Stiles University of Grand Rapids, MI – one tuition-free registration annually to WCA EDUcation member instructors;

Taunton Press of Newtown, CT – complimentary digital memberships to FineHomebuilding.com  and FineWoodworking.com; and

Veneer Technologies of Newport, NC – 150 square feet of decorative hardwood veneer.

To learn more about becoming a WCA EDUcation member visit woodworkcareer.org.

For more information about becoming a WCA Essentials Benefit Package donor, contact Scott Nelson, WCA president, at 402-610-6043 or snelsonwca@gmail.com.

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About the Woodwork Career Alliance
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America was founded in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. The WCA’s mission is to develop and administer a unified set of Skill Standards for the wood products industry. Since 2011, WCA has developed observable and measurable performance standards and assessments for more than 240 woodworking machine operations. In addition, WCA has issued over 1,800 credentials, a portable, personal permanent record documenting each holder’s record of woodworking skill achievements. More than 100 high schools and post-secondary schools throughout North America are WCA EDUcation™ members. To learn more about the WCA and how to get involved with its programs, including sponsorship opportunities, visit WoodworkCareer.org.

 

Welcome New WCA Members and Sponsors!

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America is pleased to welcome eight new EDUcation™ member schools and five new INDustry™ Sponsors.

Thank you for your membership and support!

EDUcation™ Members
Boyceville High School, Boyceville, WI
Dobson High School, Mesa, AZ
Junction City High School, Junction City, OR
Mesa High School, Mesa, AZ
Mountain View High School, Mesa, AZ
Sheboygan Falls High School, Sheboygan Falls, WI
The Master’s Craftsmen, Ozark, MO
Tim Lucas Custom Woodworks, Bell, FL

View interactive map of all WCA EDUcation™ Members


INDustry™ Gold Sponsors
Bessey Tools of North America, Cambridge, ON
Wood-Ed Table by Mimbus, Chicago, IL

Industry™ Sawblade Sponsors
Brookhuis America, Suwanee, GA
Deerwood Fasteners, Conover, NC
Titus Plus, Seattle, WA

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