Advocates of workforce development and industry training and education are focused on the prospect of an expanded network of apprenticeship opportunities in the U.S. to address our skills gap. It seems as though new bills are being proposed, new articles are being published, new service vendors are opening their doors, new websites are launching by […]
There’s a new apprenticeship bill moving in Congress that needs your support. The PARTNERS Act of 2017 aims to expand apprenticeship with the goal of building a skilled workforce. PARTNERS stands for Promoting Apprenticeship with Regional Training Networks for Employers Required Skills. It’s a bipartisan bill that would support partnerships between business and local workforce […]
This brand-new online student design contest is open to to middle school, high school, and post-secondary students in North America. The contest will run from November 2017 to May 2018, with the winners being announced in August of 2018. Cash prizes will be awarded to three students at the Middle School / High School Level […]
Selkirk College’s Silver King Campus Breaks Ground on Student Commons Building.
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You Can Host Your Own Event on Friday, October 6! Anaheim, CA – Mastercam CNC Software Inc. (CT) and SNX Technolgies Inc. (MN) are among the nearly 700 companies (as of this writing) currently registered to host events for Manufacturing Day this year. These AWFS member companies are opening their doors to students, teachers, and […]
AWFS Supports Career & Technical Education on Multiple Fronts Here are some updates on activities from the AWFS Education Department: “Wood CTE” Coalition Tackles Industry Perception In 2016, AWFS launched a “Wood CTE” group with several other industry associations including WMMA, WMIA, CPMA, WCMA, AWI, and CMA to share information with each other about their […]
AWFS hosted a Webinar for educators on attending the AWFS Fair including how to register, show features and activities, and the Teacher Track educational seminars. You can watch the recording here and view the Power Point presentation (below): See the AWFS Fair Teacher Webinar Presentation 2017 (PDF of the Power Point presentation) If you are an educator, […]
Companies and Industry Professionals Commit Time, Tools and Supplies for Students ANAHEIM, CA – May 1, 2017 – Royal Plywood, Blum, Colonial Saw/Lamello, Hafele, ESI, Decore-ative Specialties, Grex Tools, and West Wood Products generously donated nearly $10,000 in supplies, tools, and giveaways for students at the 2017 SkillsUSA California State Cabinetmaking and Introductory Woodworking contest […]
Providing More Students a Pathway to Success by Strengthening Access to Career and Technical Education U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce February 28, 2017 (courtesy of LobbyIt) The House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Todd Rokita (R-IN), held a hearing to discuss […]