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WCA Passports Held by Woodworkers
The Woodwork Passport – a portable, personal, permanent record of a woodworker’s level of competency in tool and machine operations – a "passport" to career success can be yours. The WCA Passport provides an Industry Certification for individual woodworkers who demonstrate their skills on specific tools and machines.
Click here to purchase your passport and enroll in the program.
Tool stamps are awarded to Woodworkers who demonstrate their tool competency to a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator. WCA maintains a record of each Woodworker's stamps and provides verification to educators or employers as requested by the Woodworker. Tool Stamps lead to Credentials:
Green Credential - 30 Tool Stamps and 800 Hours Experience
Blue Credential - 60 Tool Stamps and 1600 Hours Experience
Red Credential - 120 Tool Stamps, 3200 Hours, Skill Demonstration
Gold Credential - 180 Tool Stamps, 4800 Hours, Skill Demonstration
Diamond Credential - 240 Tool Stamps, 6400 Hours, Master Project
There are Passport holders in 30 states and 2 provinces in North America, and more every day. Wisconsin leads the states with 37 Passports.
There are 69 Accredited Skill Evaluators in 20 states and provinces. 30 secondary and post-secondary schools teaching advanced woodwork manufacturing have Passport holders.
Why Skill Standards?
- Professional recognition for our skills
- Identify the skills required
- Provide benchmarks for performance
- Help trainers respond to industry requirements
- Foundation for credentials
- Validation of accredited training programs
Use Skill Standards . . .
- to develop training and curricula
- to develop a credentialing program
- to define job requirements
- to recruit woodworking professionals
- to plan career learning and development paths
- to enhance labor value and mobility
The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) is a non-profit organization actively promoting a skilled workforce for the advanced woodworking industry.
- Woodwork Career Alliance of North America
- P.O. Box 636
- Nellysford, VA 22958-0636