Job Board planned for Wood Pro Expo Lancaster
August 15, 2017 | 10:41 am CDT

LANCASTER, Pa. - Working with area educators, woodworking shops and event exhibitors,Woodworking Network and Thaddeus Stevens State College are assembling a job board for job seekers and employers on-site at Wood Pro Expo, October 19-20, 2017 at the Lancaster Host Resort Expo Center.

Lancaster is home to Thaddeus Stevens State College, which offers four educational programs tailored to woodworking and related design:

  • Carpentry Technology
  • Cabinetmaking & Wood Technology
  • Residential Remodeling Technology
  • Architectural Technology

In training for residential and light commercial construction work, carpentry technology students use up-to-date equipment and the newest technology in the building industry. 

A strongly project-oriented major, cabinetmaking and wood technology students produce fine furniture and cabinets, including the millwork and kitchen in a local residential house.

Now an essential part of the construction industry, residential remodeling adds living space, retrofits homes to modern conveniences and updates building codes for cosmetic, structural and efficiency.

Stevens College also has an Engineering CAD Technology program, that is closely allied with CNC operations. In this program, mechanical drafters work with state-of-the-art software to simplify, streamline and enhance the manufacturing and engineering process. Learn more about Thaddeus Stevens State College.

The job board for candidates and employers will be available in the Thaddeus Steven College booth on the WPE exhibit floor.  Wood products manufacturers with  job openings  are encouraged to  post job openings at no charge. To submit a job listing, or for more information, contact Bill Esler at Woodworking

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Bill Esler | ConfSenior Editor

Bill wrote for, FDMC and Closets & Organized Storage magazines. 

Bill's background includes more than 10 years in print manufacturing management, followed by more than 30 years in business reporting on industrial manufacturing in the forest products industries, including printing and packaging at American Printer (Features Editor) and Graphic Arts Monthly (Editor in Chief) magazines; and in secondary wood manufacturing for

Bill was deeply involved with the launches of the Woodworking Network Leadership Forum, and the 40 Under 40 Awards programs. He currently reports on technology and business trends and develops conference programs.

In addition to his work as a journalist, Bill supports efforts to expand and improve educational opportunities in the manufacturing sectors, including 10 years on the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation; six years with the U.S. WoodLinks; and currently on the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee. He is also supports the Greater West Town Training Partnership Woodworking Program, which has trained more than 950 adults for industrial wood manufacturing careers. 

Bill volunteers for Foinse Research Station, a biological field station staddling the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland, one of more than 200 members of the Organization of Biological Field Stations.