woodworkingnetwork (source) :
NELLYSFORD, Va. — The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America marked its 10th anniversary with the relaunch of WoodworkCareer.org. The redesigned website has been reorganized and updated to make it easier for woodworking professionals, suppliers and educators to access information about the WCA skill standards, allied credential passport program and other valuable employee training tools and resources.
“We’ve added so much information and so many new features to the website since its launch that it was definitely time for a reboot,” said Scott Nelson, president of the WCA. “By freshening the design and tightening up the site map, the website is now much easier to navigate.”
WoodworkCareer.org features detailed information about the WCA’s Woodworking Skill Standards and credential Passport program that are recognized throughout the North American woodworking industry. Separate pages have been developed for each of the WCA’s core membership groups, including:
–EDUcation. Learn how secondary and postsecondary woodworking programs can benefit from subscribing to the WCA.
–MANufacturing. Learn how woodworking companies can use the WCA Skills Standards and Passport program to train and incentivize employees.
–INDustry Supporter. This new membership category opens up WCA participation to manufacturers and distributors of woodworking machinery and supplies. The $250 annual subscription goes toward helping defray the cost of the student credentialing process and student passports.
–Student. Learn about the WCA credentialing process, the gateway to a rewarding woodworking career.
–Employee. Learn how the cloud-based WCA Passport program can helpexpand earning potential as employees develop new machine skills.
Since it was chartered as a 503c non-profit in 2007, the WCA has developed Skill Standards for more than 240 woodworking machines and operations and issued nearly 1,600 individual skill credential passports. The standards and passports are recognized by educational institutions and woodworking companies operating throughout the United States and Canada.