AWI Convention 2017 – Education Resources

AWI 2017 Presentation PPT: “Reaching Out to Tomorrow’s Workforce”

AWI 2017 Presentation Handouts (PDFs):

AWFS Industry Resources (internships/externships, tours, speaking, partnering with schools)

AWFS+SkillsUSA California – scroll to the bottom of the page to see sponsor information, project plans, and photos from past events.

This is a resource web site developed by AWFS, consisting of education and training information for the wood manufacturing and related industries . Appropriate for educators, students, industry professionals and those seeking career and skill enhancement information, it contains a searchable database of schools, colleges, technical centers and companies that offer a wealth of education and skill enhancement programs – from short courses to graduate degrees, from hand-crafted to high tech. There are also listings of scholarships, awards and competitions; trade organizations and events; as well as job listing links and a blog.







Presentation Features 13 Post-Secondary Woodworking Programs Across the U.S.

You can see and download the presentation here (PDF). For more information, contact Adria Torrez or (323) 215-0311

POSTER-2-E-format_FINAL-201x300“Meet the New Face of Manufacturing” Campaign posters and videos

“Meet the New Face of Manufacturing” is a comprehensive marketing effort to FINAL-New-Faces-Poster-e-version-665x1024acquaint and interest young people in careers in wood products manufacturing. We want to convey the reality of 21st century manufacturing – it is modern, high-tech, offers varied and challenging careers and is ready to welcome the next generational workforce. The campaign launched in Fall 2014 with a poster showcasing five “New Faces” of manufacturing and in September 2015, a second
poster image was unveiled with more “New Faces”, highlighting the variety of personalities and lifestyles available for those seeking careers in wood products manufacturing.

For a FREE copy of the “New Faces” posters, which contain a QR code linking to this
page of resources, send a request to (include your name, mailing address, quantity, and which version/s you would like).  Please share this with career counselors,
parents, school administrators and others who guide students in career choices. See the official 2014 press release here.


Watch the “Meet the New Face of Manufacturing” Videos

…and learn about eleven outstanding young professionals in the wood products manufacturing industry!


Meet the New Faces of Manufacturing!

Spotlight: Adam K, furniture project manager

Spotlight: Thomas T, machinery sales representative

Spotlight: Jess B, product and furniture designer

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