Career Resources for Students

Wood Industry Career listings:

Cue Career has video interviews with industry professionals and more info!

Click on the “videos” tab.

POSTER-2-E-format_FINAL-201x300 Watch the “Meet the New Face of Manufacturing” Videos

…and learn about eleven outstanding young professionals in the wood products manufacturing industry!








Meet the New Faces of Manufacturing!

Spotlight: Adam K, furniture project manager

Spotlight: Thomas T, machinery sales representative

Spotlight: Jess B, product and furniture designer

Explore this website:

This website contains a searchable database of schools, colleges, technical centers and companies that offer education and skill enhancement programs. There are also listings of scholarships, awards and competitions; trade organizations and events; as well as job listing links and a blog.

Here is a sample of some post secondary woodworking programs:





Cerritos College (CA) – Cabinetmaking, Furniture-making and CNC Woodworking

Palomar College (CA) – Cabinet & Furniture Technology

Pittsburg State (KS) – Architectural Manufacturing Management & Technology

Madison College (WI) – Cabinet & Millwork


Student Contests

Design it Digital Student CAD Competition:

  • Open to middle school, high school and post secondary
  • Entry deadline May 31, 2020
  • FREE to enter
  • Cash and tool prizes
  • Students design project based on parameters in ANY CAD software
  • Submit entirely online

Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition:

  • Open to high school and post secondary
  • Entry deadline May 2021
  • FREE to enter
  • Cash prizes
  • Students build a project and submit photos
  • Entries will be accepted, more information available August 2018.


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