WCA receives WMIA Educator of the Year honor

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The Woodwork Career Alliance received the Wooden Globe Educator of the Year award from the Woodworking Machinery Industry Association.

The award was presented to WCA president Scott Nelson for his leadership as the organization addresses the woodworking industry’s critical skilled worker shortage through the development of industry-recognized skill standards.

Under Nelson’s direction, the WCA has developed observable and measurable performance standards and assessments for more than 240 woodworking machine operations. In addition, WCA has enrolled 125 secondary and postsecondary institutions as Education program members, issued over 1,000 WCA passports, and trained more than 180 accredited skill evaluators.

“Winning the Wooden Globe Educator Award is a great honor for the WCA and the many dedicated professionals working behind the scenes to make this program a success,” Nelson said in a statement. “I thank the WMIA and its members for recognizing our efforts and for helping to raise awareness of the WCA’s activities to develop and promote skill standards that can be used to help the industry recruit, retain and reward woodworking professionals for their achievements.”

For information, visit www.wmia.org.

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