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An opportunity to influence the industry skill standards

The Woodwork Career Alliance is seeking guest reviewers to help validate recently created skills standards. 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 woodworkers to demonstrate in-plant woodworking skill competencies. Interested individuals are encouraged to schedule a one-hour time slot during the IWF show. 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 following machines and tools:

Molders; saber saws; straight line rip saws; gang rip saws; scroll saws; radial arm saws; pin routers; inverted pin routers; tilting spindle shapers; beam saws; line boring machines; dowel borers and inserters; multi-spindle horizontal borers; 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; touch-up finishing; marking gauges; dovetail saws; hand planes; hand files; and hand scrapers.

Contact Patrick Molzahn at Guest reviewers will be acknowledged in WCA print materials and at

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