GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Stiles Machinery says it will offer certification of Woodwork Career Alliance's WCA Standards of Tool Skills.

The industry-approved program verifies woodworkers are educated in the latest machinery and techniques.

Stiles becomes the first machinery company qualified to offer WCA certification.“Education is a key component of Stiles’ total production solutions approach,” says Duane Griffiths, manager of Stiles Education Services. Phil Rasey, Stiles sales education coordinator, will be among the first certified WCA evaluators.

Standards of Tool Skills are tool operations that can be measured. As a woodworker masters basic techniques, a clear path is indicated for increased skill in each tool operation. Experienced woodworkers must pass dozens of tests to demonstrate accumulated skills against a consistent industry standard set by the Woodwork Career Alliance.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.