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Learn how one woman launched a Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship program

SHARED FROM WOODWORKING NETWORK Kelly Victor-Burke, owner of Burke Architectural Woodwork, shared how she launched the nation's first woodwork manufacturing specialist apprenticeship in her Southeastern Michigan shop in a Woodworking Network webinar. Titled, "Grow your own: Training your future skilled woodworkers," the webinar was held in December 2020 and was aimed at showing how others can set up a Department of Labor-registered woodworking apprenticeship program. Victor-Burke drafted the initial framework of the program to address the employment gap in the wood products industry through cross-training and upskilling new and existing employees in a combination of CAD, mechatronics, wood processing, coatings, estimating and[...]

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Webinar – Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation: The Path to Profitability

(AWFS held this webinar with CMTC on Tuesday, November 6, 2018) WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING HERE SEE THE PPT PRESENTATION COMPLETE THE SMART MANUFACTURING ASSESSMENT Description: Currently, we are witnessing a strong shift in customer behavior and expectations, which, in turn, is creating a radical long-term change in the relationship between customers and companies in the woodworking industry. Customers have a greater impact on how companies plan production, as their demands can be heard loud and clear — a result of cloud, mobile and social technologies. Customers are no longer in a position where they have no choice; rather, they’re in a position to inform[...]

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Webinar: Join the Movement, Host a MFG Day Event!

WATCH THE RECORDING from the AWFS webinar Join The Movement, Host a MFG Day Event! held on Jun 7, 2018 10:00 AM PDT Looking for a way to attract skilled workers? Would you like to connect students interested in woodworking-related careers? Have you considered hosting a company tour or open house? 64% of students who attend a company tour or open house are "more motivated to pursue a career in manufacturing"! MFG Day - a national campaign to increase student awareness of manufacturing careers - provides resources to help you plan your company event. AWFS hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 7, 2018 about how to get involved in[...]

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