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  • October 26th, 2016
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Calling all Southern California Woodworking Industry Professionals!

Are you interested in networking with local woodworking industry and education professionals? Would you like to learn about local educational woodworking programs in the area? Do you enjoy hosting or participating in events and activities to support woodworking education? We intend to meet regularly and explore ways to help develop the future workforce for the woodworking industry. […]

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  • October 20th, 2016
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Education Bites

AWFS Education Chair Meets with Legislator on CTE In September, AWFS Education Committee Chair, Don Bigelow, of Vero Software, attended an exclusive informal dinner event with Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) to discuss industry involvement with Career Technical Education (CTE). The invitation was extended to AWFS by the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE), one […]

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  • October 20th, 2016
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Southern California Millwork Company Hosts Manufacturing Day Event

Approximately 150 local area high school students and teachers attended the Manufacturing Day event hosted at Architectural Woodworking Company (AWC) near Los Angeles (CA) on Friday, October 7. Manufacturing Day is a national campaign to promote careers in manufacturing and increase awareness of the realities of the manufacturing industry by encouraging companies to offer tours […]

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  • September 26th, 2016
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ASFD Scholarship Call for Applications

If you are a student, teacher or parent you will have noticed that scholarships, particularly for furniture/design/woodworking and related fields, are hard to find! That is why I am VERY happy and excited to share with you the details of a GREAT scholarship from a wonderful organization, the The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD)! Here are some […]

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  • August 28th, 2016
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Let Your Company Shine on Manufacturing Day!

  Seize the day! Manufacturing Day that is, along with multitudes of other companies across America as they salute modern manufacturing and bring it to the attention of the next generation of workers. Now in its fifth year, Manufacturing Day is a “host it or attend it” opportunity, slated for the first Friday in October […]

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  • August 9th, 2016
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Teachers, Students Industry: Participate in MFG Day!

Check out this great event that is bringing industry and education a step closer together. It is called Manufacturing Day and it takes place each year on the first Friday in October –  October 7 in 2016. The event takes place all around the country, with schools and colleges opening up their doors to showcase […]

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  • August 9th, 2016
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Let Your Company Shine on Manufacturing Day

August 9, 2016 Press Release Contact: Nancy Fister, AWFS Education Director 323.215.0303; nancy@awfs.org                                                                                      […]

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  • July 12th, 2016
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Senate Unanimously Approves Update To Toxic Substances Control Act

AWFS Public Policy Update, from NAM’s Manufacturing Economic Daily Briefs The Washington Post (6/7, Eilperin) reports the Senate on Tuesday evening, through a voice vote, “unanimously” passed legislation updating the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, clearing the way for President Obama’s signature. The bipartisan bill to “overhaul the way the federal government regulates […]

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  • June 20th, 2016
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Meet your Next-Gen Employee: Middle-Schoolers!

Sound like too much long-range planning? Think again. Educators are now saying that for many students and their parents, high school age is too late to introduce them to technical careers. If you want today’s kids to consider jobs in the skilled trades, they need to be exposed in middle school. Fortunately, it’s happening. The […]

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  • April 19th, 2016
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SkillsUSA California Woodworking Contests Garner Industry Support

AWFS® Member Companies Donate to Support Student Woodworkers ANAHEIM, CA – April 19, 2016  – Royal Plywood, Blum, Colonial Saw/Lamello, Hafele, ESI, Decore-ative Specialties, Rockler Woodworking, and West Wood Products generously donated nearly $8,000 in supplies, tools and giveaways for students at the 2016 SkillsUSA California State Cabinetmaking Championships, held Saturday, April 2 at the […]

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