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Employee Grows his Skills and Career with WCA Skill Standards

WCA Awards Woodworking Industry’s First Gold Credential

NELLYSFORD, VA – Richard Memory has made woodworking history — again. The trail-blazing employee of Jefferson Millwork & Design recently became the first professional woodworker awarded the Gold credential by the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA). In fall 2019, Memory was the first woodworking pro to earn the WCA’s Red credential. Greg Heuer, secretary of the WCA, presented Memory his Gold credential certificate, pin and patch during a ceremony held on Jefferson Millwork’s shop floor attended by company managers and fellow employees. “Until 2007, woodworkers like everyone here had no nationally recognized path to demonstrate their progress and achievements,” Heuer said. “The[...]

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Woodwork Career Alliance Educators Stay Busy During Pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly created new and unique challenges for everyone (and certainly considerable heartbreak and hardship for many), teaching woodworking "online" or "remotely" is not an easy task! How can students become familiarized with woodworking tools and machinery, learn proper safety technique, and experience HANDS-ON education through a screen? The educators in the Woodwork Career Alliance network have been busy and creative, thinking of ways to continue learning for their students. Students have been earning their WCA credentials while participating in remote learning as well. Check out these articles to learn more: WCA Educators Share Distance Learning Experiences COVID[...]

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