Cat Cole intended to become a stem cell researcher before a series of life-changing events led her to follow her passion for woodworking.
MADISON, Wis. -- In the decade before the pandemic, the Cabinetmaking and Millwork program at Madison College hosted more than thirty industry-sponsored seminars. COVID forced the college to put these on hold, but after a two-year hiatus, in April the program held an event focusing on Treating & Altering Surfaces. The all-day seminar featured classroom presentations and live demonstrations.
A day-long edgebanding seminar sponsored by Weinig Holz-Her and Viking Machinery drew more than 60 attendees - a record for the college's many woodworking-related events.
Wisconsin has the highest concentration of Accredited Skill Evaluators in North America.
The event took place inside Festool’s mobile training center, a fully equipped, self-contained semi-trailer.
The contestants had less than eight hours to complete a side table designed by Patrick Molzahn of Madison College.
Participants also had the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in finishing.
The career path of Ethan Harrison, representing the U.S. in the Cabinetmaking at WorldSkills this year, will be related at the Executive Briefing Conference in San Jose.
More than 30 woodworkers and students from industry and education gathered to attend a recent lunch and learn sponsored by Stiles Machinery and 3M and held at Madison College.