Press Release: AWFS Supports Career Counseling Legislation

“Counseling for Career Choice Act” Benefits States, Counselors, and Students

Press Release: AWFS Supports Career Counseling Legislation


November 15, 2019

CONTACT: Adria Salvatore, AWFS (323) 215-0311

Anaheim, CA – November 15, 2019 – The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS®) is in support of the “Counseling for Career Choice Act”, introduced by Congressmen Jim Langevin (D-RI-2) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA-15). The bill would provide grants to states to establish a comprehensive school counseling program.

“School counselors play a critical role in the information students receive about career opportunities and the choices they make”, says AWFS Executive Vice President Angelo Gangone. “We welcome any efforts to strengthen the counseling system and allow more resources to reach students.”

The “Counseling for Career Choice Act” would establish a competitive state grant program for an initial period of 2 years and $2 to 5 million. The grant funding can be used to implement counseling programs, identify school counseling activities, identify regional workforce trends, train school counselors, establish partnerships with local agencies and industry, and much more.

Click here to learn more about the “Counseling for Career Choice” Act.

For more information about AWFS Public Policy, contact Adria Salvatore, (323) 251-0311 or

About AWFS

The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers® (AWFS), founded in 1911, is a non-profit organization that wholly owns and produces the biennial AWFS®Fair. The largest trade association serving the entire home and commercial furnishings industry, AWFS has more than 500 corporate members, including manufacturers and distributors of machinery, hardware, software, tooling, lumber, components, plastics, wood products and supplies for the woodworking industry including cabinet, furniture, millwork and custom woodworking products. To learn more, visit

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