The Woodwork Career Alliance is seeking guest reviewers to help validate the recently created Skills Standards. 

The WCA said these unified standards will serve as a comprehensive, industry-accepted compilation of operational procedures by which to measure performance and results produced by woodworking professionals.

The WCA is developing a voluntary assessment program that allows woodworker to demonstrate in-plant woodworking skill competencies.  Interested individuals are encouraged to schedule a one-hour time slot during the International Woodworking Fair, Aug. 25-28, in Atlanta.

WCA Board members will be on hand to meet one-on-one with guest reviewers to discuss current standards under development and obtain comments for the machines/tools listed below:

Saber Saws
Straight Line Rip Saws
Gang Rip Scroll Saws
Radial Arm Saws
Pin Routers
Inverted Pin Routers
Tilting Spindle Shapers
Beam Saws
Line Boring Machines
Dowel Bore and Insert Machines
Multi-Spindle Horizontal Boring Machines
Slot Mortisers
Portable Belt Sanders
Oscillating Spindle Sanders
Pneumatic Nail Guns
CNC Fixturing
CNC Aggregate Heads
Single-End Tenoners
Double-Spindle Shapers
Curtain Coaters
Roll Coaters
Robotic Sprayers
Finishing (Touch Up)
Marking Gauges
Dovetail Saws
Hand Planes
Hand Files
Hand Scrapers

If you plan to attend IWF and are willing to share your expertise, contact Patrick Molzahn at the of the WCA.  Guest reviewers will be acknowledged in WCA print materials and on the group's website. Woodwork Career Alliance is a 501c-3 non-profit organization

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