EASTHAMPTON, MA – The New England School of Architectural Woodworking’s new Director Greg Larson has set his sights on better preparing the school and its graduates for the challenges of cabinetmaking in the 21st century.

NESAW, a licensed training school, offers a 37-week course for individuals seeking careers in architectural woodworking and for artisans and others to learn cabinetmaking skills.

Larson is a member of the Architectural Woodwork Institute’s National Skills Standard initiative and is preparing the school to be one of the first to incorporate international skills standards.

“NESAW’s emphasis is on ‘readiness to work,’ which means preparing students to meet the needs of the industry immediately after graduation,” Larson said. “To accomplish this, we are upgrading our equipment and curriculum in the career training program and developing more and better industry partnerships.”

Among ira new developments, the school also launched a new Web site – nesaw.com.

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