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WCA / Woodworking Network Workforce Development Survey

State of Workforce Development in the North American Woodworking Industry
A benchmark study conducted by Woodwork Career Alliance and Woodworking Network


The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America was founded as a non-profit in 2007 to develop and administer a unified set of Skill Standards and credentialing program for the wood products industry. WCA has developed observable and measurable performance standards and assessments for more than 300 woodworking machine operations and has issued more than 3,500 Passport credentials to students and professionals.

Woodworking Network is the leading information source  for professional woodworkers and closets and organized storage professionals. More than 100,000 executives rely on Woodworking Network’s publications, newsletters, videos, digital assets, audience recognition programs, data and events to stay informed and connected. 

Survey objectives: To determine what resources and/or programs could positively impact woodworking companies’ ability to hire, train and retain skilled production workers, including employees who operate CNC and other advanced machinery.


  • Complete Parts 1&2: $100 discount on registration for the 2021 Executive Briefing Conference (discount information to be sent after the survey period concludes)
  • Complete Part 3: $125 off the $250 annual WCA MANufacturing membership fee for new or renewing members (discount information to be sent after the survey period concludes)
1. Please select your primary job title: *This question is required.
2. Please indicate the region/province where your primary manufacturing facility is located: *This question is required.
3. How many employees work at your location? *This question is required.
4. Please select your primary manufacturing category: *This question is required.