POTOMAC FALLS, Va. - The Architectural Woodwork Institute named Doug Hague as Education Director, effective July 1. Hague will work with longtime Chief Learning Officer Greg Heuer as he transitions to retirement in December 2016.
"We are excited that Doug has chosen to join the AWI professional staff team as Education Director," says AWI Executive VP Phil Duvic. "He brings a proven track record of university level Career and Technical Education, broad-based Industry involvement, and with his passion for adult education, Doug will certainly challenge AWI's education programming to reach new levels of excellence and quality," AWI Executive Vice President Phil Duvic said.
Hague is a Pittsburg State University graduate with a BST in Wood Technology and a MS in Career and Technical Education. He has participated in all areas of fabrication from Design/Sales to final installation. Doug's primary industry roles were office related: Estimating, Project Management, Drafting/Engineering, and CNC programming ? specializations which are key components among AWI's current education offerings for woodworkers.
Doug Hague, center, won the WMIA Wooden Globe Educator of the Year Award in 2015, along with colleague Charlie Phillips.
For the last nine years Hague has served as an Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University, in Pittsburg, Kansas, and won the WMIA Wooden Globe Educator of the Year Award in 2015, along with his colleague, Charlie Phillips. During his tenure Hague taught a variety of coursework and helped prepare individuals for the woodworking industry. He also operated the Woodworking Boot Camp, an annual five-day intensive wood production overview aimed at wiid industry suppliers.
"I am proud to be a part of the wood industry," Hague says. "It is an honor to join AWI and work alongside passionate woodworking industry professionals that share the same vision, to further our industry and enhance lives through education."
AWI's current professional development initiatives include regional, chapter-hosted one- and two-day specialized Education Outreach programs; online one-hour webinars on business and technical topics; leadership and management seminars offered in conjunction with AWI's annual Spring Leadership Conference and annual Convention; and specialized publications and other online resources and communications.
One of AWI's four missions is "to provide education and opportunities for members to participate, collaborate, share resources and engage through AWI." AWI's professional development program will continue to evolve, arming architectural woodworkers with the skills and expertise to meet the needs of an increasingly complex marketplace.
The Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1953. Today, AWI represents nearly 4,000 members consisting of architectural woodworkers, suppliers, design professionals and students from around the world.
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