MADISON, Wis. -- Twelve more educators completed their Woodwork Career Alliance Skill Evaluator Training at Madison College recently. These teachers are now certified to award WCA Credentials to their students.

Wisconsin has now overtaken California for the largest number of Accredited Skill Evaluators in the country. Spurred on by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, high schools in the state can receive up to $1,000 per student for each credential awarded.

Eight high schools were represented, including Arrowhead, Deforest, Green Bay East, West, Southwest and West, Oostburg, and Wauwatosa. In addition, Mark Hawkins from Hands on Deck attended. His school, a non-profit based in in Green Bay, uses boatbuilding to teach and inspire at risk youth.

The training was led by Madison College instructor and WCA chief evaluator, Patrick Molzahn. Due to high demand, a second training has been scheduled at the college on February 15h.  Anyone interested in attending can sign up by contacting Patrick at or 608-246-6842.


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