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In the face of a critical shortage of skilled personnel
entering the wood manufacturing industry, WoodLINKS USA was
established in 1998 as a partnership between industry and
education. WoodLINKS is an industry driven, secondary and
post-secondary woodworking partnership program, helping to
build and maintain a strong, skilled workforce so that U.S.
manufacturers can remain competitive in today’s challenging
The long term intent of WoodLINKS USA is to provide the wood
industry with the necessary skilled workers to remain
competitive at the entry and middle management levels.
WoodLINKS USA encourages a cooperative, big-brother approach
between the woodworking industry and the education system.
With 64 sites in 16 states, WoodLINKS USA teachers reach
thousands of students every day.
WoodLINKS USA is the most complete educational support
organization for the wood industry in the United States.
Each year over 10,000 students a year come to understand the
personally and financially rewarding careers available to
them in the wood industry. WL USA and its group of
volunteers, teachers, and students are re-igniting a passion
for woodworking careers all across the country. With your
help, we will be able to further our efforts and reach even
more students eager to learn about our industry.
Teachers are encouraged to look carefully at the benefits
WoodLINKS USA can bring to your programs, including a
donation package worth over $230,000 in software and
supplies. Industry members are encouraged to become mentors,
helping to advise and guide schools in their area. Through
our association with the Woodwork Career Alliance of North
America, WoodLINKS provides certified graduates ready to
enter the workforce upon graduation. Visit us at
to see how you can become part of the solution to building
the workforce of the future
WoodLINKS USA is an
incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization
established by forward thinking industry and education
representatives. The main office for WoodLINKS USA is located
in Tuscola, IL. WoodLINKS USA has two staff members, 13
board members, and hundreds of national volunteers who have
a passion for the wood industry and wood education. If you
have a passion for the wood industry and wood education, you
can get involved on many different levels.