AWFS Fair offers new educational programs
April 21, 2017 | 5:23 pm UTC
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers is introducing two new AWFS Fair features that will showcase woodworking education.

The Higher Education Learning Pavilion is a dedicated area on the show floor for post-secondary woodworking schools and training programs. The pavilion, located in the machinery hall, is adjacent to the Woodwork Career Alliance evaluator training booth and will be clearly marked with aisle and overhead signs, and all pavilion exhibitors will be listed in a special page in the AWFS Fair directory.

Those interested in reserving a complimentary booth for a post-secondary school or training program, contact AWFS marketing director Jennifer Evans at [email protected]. Booth space is limited.

Also, the Education Town Hall will take place on Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the AWFS Fair Stage (Booth #5527). Post-secondary schools that sign up in advance will have three to five minutes to present their programs, accompanied by slides with images they provide, addressing the program’s focus, courses offered, facility and equipment, and any other selling points. The presentations will move quickly, followed by a moderated Q&A period. Schools interested in participating, please contact AWFS education director Adria Torrez at [email protected] to sign up.

“AWFS strongly supports industry education programs, and these are two opportunities to showcase the great programs that are available,” says AWFS executive vice president Angelo Gangone. “High school students and teachers, as well as industry professionals, can benefit from learning more about these programs and how to engage with them.”

AWFS Fair is scheduled for Wednesday to Saturday, July 19-22, 2017 in Las Vegas. See

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