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  • June 19th, 2017
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The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service, April 2017, Housing Commentary: Section II

http://woodproducts.sbio.vt.edu/housing-report/casa-2017-04b-april-econ-cond.pdf

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  • June 19th, 2017
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The Virginia Tech – U.S. Forest Service, April 2017, Housing Commentary: Section I.

http://woodproducts.sbio.vt.edu/housing-report/casa-2017-04a-april-main.pdf

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  • May 24th, 2017
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AWFS Fair Webinar for Teachers – watch the recording!

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, […]

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  • May 2nd, 2017
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Woodworking Industry Rallies to Support 2017 SkillsUSA California Contests

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 […]

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  • April 25th, 2017
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“Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness”

Closing the Skills Gap and Boosting U.S. Competitiveness U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation March 29, 2017 (courtesy of LobbyIt.com) The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened a hearing to explore the technical skills gap in the U.S. manufacturing sector, and to highlight the steps that have already been taken to […]

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  • April 25th, 2017
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“Providing More Students a Pathway to Success by Strengthening Access to Career and Technical Education”

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 […]

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  • April 25th, 2017
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AWFS and other Trade Groups Call on Legislators

(February 28, 2017) Members of the AWFS Public Policy Committee, along with nearly 40 other individuals from wood products manufacturing trade associations and their member companies, flew to Capitol Hill the week of February 13, calling on over three dozen legislative offices to give voice and bring awareness to issues of concern for our industry. […]

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  • April 14th, 2017
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What’s Happening in Workforce Development—and What You Can Do

Over the last several years, a Perfect Storm has been swelling in regards to re-valuing the inclusion of skilled trades in public schools.  While change doesn’t come easy, educational institutions have been advancing in a direction of re-instating hands-on classes and touting them as critical to a comprehensive curriculum as well as to a country […]

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  • March 15th, 2017
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Bid Adieu to our Education & Conference Director, Nancy Fister

March 29th of this year marks a special (albeit bittersweet) day in the history of AWFS®.  This is the day that Nancy Fister, our Education & Conference Director, will be spending at Disneyland with the rest of the AWFS staff.  For all of us, it is sort of an “unofficial” holiday as it marks the […]

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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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