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The ‘Canadian Connection’ Featured in Winter Pathways

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) recently released the winter edition of Pathways, a quarterly newsletter devoted highlighting woodworking education and workforce development.

Highlights include:

Meet Mick McGowan: The WCA’s Canadian Connection
Read how this veteran cabinetmaker and college woodworking instructor is leading the charge to spark Canadian interest and involvement with the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA).

Building a Sturdy Woodworking Industry-Technical Education Partnership
Lutz Woodworks of Wylie, TX, has developed a strong bond with the Dale Jackson Career Center’s woodworking program.

NBMDA Sets the Gold Standard for New WCA Sponsorship Program
The North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) and 14 of its members have signed on as Gold Sponsors of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA). Their sponsorships will benefit WCA high school and postsecondary woodworking programs in the United States and Canada.

Read Winter Pathways here.

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 more than 1,600 Passports, a portable, personal permanent record documenting each holder’s record of achievements as a woodworking professional. More than 100 high schools and post-secondary schools throughout North America are WCA EDUcation™ members. To learn more about the WCA, how to get involved with its programs or to sign up to receive the quarterly WCA Pathways e-newsletter, visit WoodworkCareer.org.  [Return to top]