Stiles Machinery announced it will offer certification of the Woodworking Career Alliance's Standards of Tool Skills, an industry-approved program aimed to educate woodworkers in the latest woodworking machinery and techniques.
Stiles says it is the first machinery company qualified to offer WCA certification.
Standards of Tool Skills are tool operations that can be measured. As a woodworker masters basic techniques, a clear path is indicated for increased skill in each tool operation. Experienced woodworkers must pass dozens of tests to demonstrate their accumulated skills against a consistent industry standard.
“Stiles is committed to helping woodworkers maximize their competency,” Stiles manager of education services Duane Griffiths said in a statement. “Education is a key component of Stiles’ total production solutions approach.”