Check out this video about working at an architectural woodworking company!
SWM Hosted Three Live Zoom Q&A Sessions
on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020
Watch the session recording with Saúl Martín and Jim Irving:
Watch the session recording with Saúl Martín and Lucía Morales:
Watch the session recording with Saúl Martín and Lee Schuette:
Learn about the Industry Pros featured in the Q&A Sessions:
- Saúl Martín, Architectural Woodworking Company (Monterey Park, CA)
- Jim Irving, Drawer Box Specialties (Orange, CA)
- Lucía Morales, Stiles Machinery (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
- Lee Schuette, Blum, Inc. (Southern California)
Check out these videos:
Saúl Martín from AWC for Career Day
Interview with Thomas Tuck, Machinery Sales
Careers in the Classroom: Saúl Martín and Whitney Pyle
Interview with Beau Pray, Blum Apprentice
Careers in the Classroom: Hannah Khalaf and Seth Nardo
Interview with Morgan Chiarelly, Event Marketing
Interview with Saúl Martín, VP Manufacturing
Interview with Audrey Brewer, Machinery Marketing
Find more videos about Careers in the Wood Industry here
Wood Industry Infographics
Where to learn about woodworking after high school…
Check out this presentation featuring 13 different woodworking programs throughout the country
Explore this website: WoodIndustryEd.org
This website has education and training information for the wood manufacturing and related industries, including a searchable database of schools, colleges, technical centers and companies that offer training programs. There are also listings of scholarships, awards and competitions; trade organizations and events; as well as job listing links and a blog.
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
Information for Educators:
Power Point of Careers in the Wood Industry (pdf)
Go here for more presentations and classroom resources; contact Adria Salvatore at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Society of Wood Manufacturing (SWM) Fosters Wood Industry-Education Partnerships in Southern California
SWM supports SkillsUSA CA regional and state events, MFG Day events, and other projects and activities to help school programs. Join today for free!
Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA)
The Woodwork Career Alliance is a not-for profit industry trade organization responsible for the development of the Woodwork Manufacturing Skill Standards. The standards focus on the set up, safety, proper use and processes of the most common tools and machines used in the industry. WCA’s Passport Certification Program assesses individuals on the various skills towards earning stamps for their Passport booklet. The skill standards, assessments and passport are appropriate for students as well as industry professionals. The Sawblade Certificate is especially geared to high school students. Teachers and industry representatives can be trained as skill evaluators to conduct assessments.
AWFS Fair: July 20-23, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV
This is a “Top 100” biennial international trade show, with over 600 exhibitors (woodworking machinery and supply manufacturers) and 15,000 attendees (wood products manufacturers) in 300,000 sq ft of exhibit space. The AWFS Fair features the College of Woodworking Knowledge (CWWK) educational seminar program which includes sessions many aspects of woodworking and a special Teacher Track for Woodworking Educators.