CATAUMET, Mass. -- KCD Software, a design-to-manufacture software provider for the cabinet and closet markets, recently signed on as a Gold Sponsor of the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America.

WCA works with high school and postsecondary woodworking programs to help them develop skills-based curricula. WCA also provides tools to wood product manufacturers to develop employee training programs.

The Gold Sponsorship program supports the not-for-profit WCA’s mission to elevate the woodworking profession to youth and job seekers, support workforce development through the creation of skill standards, and create career paths based on its credentialing Passport program recognized throughout the United States and Canada.

WCA credentials now encompass measurable skill standards for more than 300 woodworking machines and operations ranging from accurately reading a tape measure through operating a CNC router.

“We greatly appreciate and welcome the support of KCD Software as a Gold Sponsor,” said Scott Nelson, president of the WCA. “With the help of our sponsors we have continued to increase industry awareness and use of the WCA skill standards and Passport program. These are important tools that schools can adopt to shape their woodshop programs and that woodworking companies of all sizes can use to recruit, train and retain great employees.”

“KCD Software is pleased to pledge its support to help the WCA develop and grow a skilled woodworking workforce,” said Tara Murphy, co-owner of KCD Software. “We recognize that the skilled worker shortage in our industry is a universal problem. We applaud the WCA for developing programs that promote the woodworking profession and create career opportunities.”

See http://kcdsoftware.com and http://woodworkcareer.org

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