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Steelcase to Donate 'Pyramid' Building to Education Initiative

By Rich Christianson Posted: 03/08/2014 3:24PM

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase Inc., having failed to find an acceptable asking price for its iconic former headquarters, is reportedly looking to donate it to a newly established non-profit group that would use it as a STEM-focused education hub for students of all ages.


Fox Valley Technical College Now NKBA Accredited Program Provider

By Matt Schumake Posted: 03/04/2014 10:30AM

Fox Valley Technical College has been approved as an Accredited Program provider of AAS Interior Design, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Kitchen and Bath Certification.


AWFS and CabinetMaker+FDM Announce Scholarship Donation

Posted: 02/26/2014 5:10PM

In a commitment to education and training initiatives in the wood products manufacturing industry, the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers (AWFS) and CabinetMaker+FDM magazine contributed $3,500 to the scholarship fund of the Woodworking Career Alliance.


Discount Extended for Woodworking Competitiveness Seminar

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 02/12/2014 2:00PM

The discount deadline has been extended for Wood Industry Week: Improving Operations to Remain Competitive. The comprehensive three-day program on improving the competitiveness of woodworking operations — and keeping them profitable — is sponsored by the Wood Education Resource Center, USDA Forest Service, Virginia Tech and Woodworking Network.




Coffee Shop, Kitchen, Dog House Made Easy With Cabinet Vision

Posted: 02/12/2014 1:06PM

Vero Software’s woodworking “Lunch and Learn” mentoring scheme is going from strength in the US. Consultant Pete Robertson introduced the Cabinet Vision software to nearly 60 students at Auburn High School who wanted to learn about careers in the woodworking industry.


Great Idea - Free Tech Training & Associate Degrees in Tennessee

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/10/2014 7:54AM

A proposal for free technical training and community college is a great idea. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's proposal last week addresses a key issue for today's workers: too much education, not enough job-relevant training.


Technical Certification Is Better Than Degrees for Many Students

By Kevin Fleming, Citrus College Posted: 02/09/2014 7:31PM

Since new and emerging occupations in every industry now require a combination of academic knowledge and technical ability, technical certificate programs - not university degrees - are a better path toward careers in many fields - including wood manufacturing.


Woodworking Competitiveness Focus of March Seminar

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 01/29/2014 2:34PM

Methods for improving the competitiveness of woodworking operations — and keeping them profitable — is the focus of a three-day program sponsored by the Wood Education Resource Center, USDA Forest Service, Virginia Tech and Woodworking Network.


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