AWI e-briefs - 05/07/2009 (Plain Text Version)

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Workforce

DOL Interviews WCA Officials about Woodworker Workforce

Dr. Winistorfer of WoodLINKS, Duane Girffiths of Stiles Machinery, and Woodwork Career Alliance Secretary Greg Heuer (among others) were interviewed by U.S. Department of Labor officials about our industry for the updates to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

“I'm pleased to report we had some small success in getting the authors and editors at the Bureau of Labor Statistics to say there is some future for custom, high end woodworkers,” Heuer said.

Check out the status of the Skill Standards for updates on their progress at the Woodwork Career Alliance Wiki: http://skillstandards.wikispaces.com/Scope  [Return to top]