The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America announced the renaming of its teacher financial aid program to the Greg Heuer EDUcation Scholarship Fund.
Heuer, secretary of the WCA Board of Directors since its inception in 2007 and one of the first WCA chief skill evaluators, recently retired from the board. He is credited by his colleagues for being the driving force that led to the development of the WCA Skill Standards and Passport credentialling system. Together, the Skill Standards and Passport form the foundation of new and evolving WCA programs used by a growing number of schools and wood products companies to teach and train the next generation of woodworking professionals.
The scholarship fund benefits WCA EDUcation member schools. Woodworking instructors can apply for financial aid to help defray the cost of travel to industry events like the International Woodworking Fair or to cover the WCA membership fees for their students.
“The WCA Board of Directors chose to rename our scholarship fund The Greg Heuer EDUucation Scholarship Fund in honor of Greg’s lifetime of work dedicated to educating those of us within the woodworking industry,” said Scott Nelson, WCA president. “Greg has always been an advocate for the need of skill standards in the industry. He worked tirelessly to help create the Woodwork Career Alliance of North America and see his vision come to fruition.”
For more, visit woodworkcareer.org.