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WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's women's basketball and men’s basketball.

Recent results:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 13: Madison College vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 25 22 15 12 74
Milwaukee Area Technical College 16 22 18 19 75

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 30 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Taylor Nelson: 16 pts. (5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Milwaukee Area Technical College:
Tara Jefferson: 23 pts. (10 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Moriah Begin: 16 pts. (7 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Ashley Oldenburg: 13 pts. (6 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 23-3
N4C Conference Record: 7-3

Madison, WI, Feb. 17: Madison College vs. Joliet Junior College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 4 17 15 20 56
Joliet Junior College 7 6 16 17 46

Madison College:
Rachel Slaney: 19 pts. (16 Rebounds, 6 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Jenna Endres: 17 pts. (1 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Joliet Junior College:
Chavon Banks: 16 pts. (10 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks)

Overall Record: 24-3
N4C Conference Record: 8-3


MEN’S BASKETBALL

Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 13: Madison College vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 42 26 68
Milwaukee Area Technical College 55 34 89

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 21 pts. (2 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kristian Zimmerman: 18 pts. (2 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Milwaukee Area Technical College:
Austin Dunbar: 28 pts. (7 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Derrick Cook: 14 pts. (6 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 10-16
N4C Conference Record: 4-8

Madison, WI, Feb. 17: Madison College vs. Joliet Junior College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 32 33 65
Joliet Junior College 28 42 70

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 27 pts. (9 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 15 pts. (6 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kristian Zimmerman: 10 pts. (3 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Joliet Junior College:
Daymeann Stewart: 17 pts. (1 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Johnny Cambell: 16 pts. (5 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Patrick Kenny: 10 pts. (6 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 10-17
N4C Conference Record: 4-9

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published February 19, 2016.

WCA skill evaluators trained at Madison College

Madison College hosted five high school instructors for a Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) Skill Evaluator Training. These teachers are now certified to award WCA Credentials to their students.

Wisconsin has the second largest number of trained skill evaluators in the country. The WCA credential was recently recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development as eligible for Act 59 funding. High schools in the state can now receive up to $1,000 per student for each credential awarded.

The training was led by Madison College instructor and WCA Chief Evaluator, Patrick Molzahn. Each participant left with their own customized measurement widget which they can use to evaluate their students.

Published February 15, 2016.

WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's women's basketball and men’s basketball.

Recent results:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

River Grove, IL, Feb. 10: Madison College vs. Triton College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 13 17 12 21 63
Triton College 10 22 16 25 73

Madison College:
Taylor Nelson: 19 pts. (7 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Jenna Endres: 15 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Megan Petty: 14 pts. (13 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Triton College:
Tashianna Walton: 17 pts. (7 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 6 Steals, 2 Blocks)
Coleanna Funches: 16 pts. (15 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Candance Madison: 12 pts. (11 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Alondra Chavarria: 12 pts. (2 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 23-2
N4C Conference Record: 7-2


MEN’S BASKETBALL

River Grove, IL, Feb. 10: Madison College vs. Triton College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 28 31 59
Triton College 44 33 77

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 17 pts. (6 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 11 pts. (6 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Triton College:
Eric Gillepsie: 15 pts. (1 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Dante Thorp: 15 pts. (5 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Eddie Miles: 10 pts. (3 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 10-15
N4C Conference Record: 4-7

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published February 12, 2016.

WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's women's basketball and men’s basketball.

Recent results:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Dubuque, IA, Feb. 1: Madison College vs. University of Dubuque
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 18 11 22 17 68
University of Dubuque JV 19 10 23 7 59

Madison College:
Rachel Slaney: 23 pts. (9 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 6 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Jenna Endres: 20 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kaitlyn Kast: 16 pts. (1 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)

University of Dubuque JV:
Nikki Blum: 12 pts. (11 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Abigail Berryman: 11 pts. (5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 21-1
N4C Conference Record: 5-1

Madison, WI, Feb. 3: Madison College vs. College of DuPage
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 17 24 15 12 68
College of DuPage 8 12 17 13 50

Madison College:
Rachel Slaney: 15 pts. (15 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 2 Blocks)
Jenna Endres: 11 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)

College of DuPage:
Colleen Honn: 10 pts. (5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 22-1
N4C Conference Record: 6-1


MEN’S BASKETBALL

Chicago, IL, Jan. 30: Madison College vs. Wilbur Wright College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 32 37 69
Wilbur Wright College 26 32 58

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 15 pts. (8 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kristian Zimmerman: 14 pts. (5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Cortez McCree: 11 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks)

Wilbur Wright College:
Jelani Ward: 17 pts. (7 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Antonio Allison: 15 pts. (4 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Darryl Nellum: 12 pts. (10 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 3 Blocks)

Overall Record: 9-13
N4C Conference Record: 3-5

Madison, WI, Feb. 3: Madison College vs. College of DuPage
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 22 41 63
College of DuPage 21 37 58

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 16 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Cortez McCree: 14 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Markus Tobias: 11 pts. (4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

College of DuPage:
Anthony Taylor: 15 pts. (0 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Fredrick Joshua: 13 pts. (3 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Christian Mathis: 11 pts. (10 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 10-13
N4C Conference Record: 4-5

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published February 5, 2016. Updated February 12, 2016.

WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's women's basketball and men’s basketball.

Recent results:

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Joliet, IL, Jan. 23: Madison College vs. Joliet Junior College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 15 17 14 7 53
Joliet Junior College 4 15 10 18 47

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 24 pts. (5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Joliet Junior College:
Treanna Perry: 12 pts. (0 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Chavon Banks: 10 pts. (6 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Juatece McNear: 10 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 19-1
N4C Conference Record: 4-1

Palatine, IL, Jan. 27: Madison College vs. Harper College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 14 14 19 22 69
Harper College 4 15 7 8 34

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 18 pts. (3 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Megan Petty: 14 pts. (8 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Rachel Slaney: 13 pts. (3 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Addison Hemming: 10 pts. (1 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Harper College:
Tamara Zivak: 10 pts. (6 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Blocks)

Overall Record: 20-1
N4C Conference Record: 5-1


MEN’S BASKETBALL

Joliet, IL, Jan. 23: Madison College vs. Joliet Junior College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 23 20 43
Joliet Junior College 38 36 74

Madison College:
Kristian Zimmerman: 9 pts. (3 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Joliet Junior College:
Daymeann Stewart: 14 pts. (3 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Johnny Cambell: 14 pts. (5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Darius Wells: 12 pts. (1 Rebounds, 8 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kiwane Crowder: 12 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Jochim Smith: 10 pts. (1 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 7-13
N4C Conference Record: 1-5

Palatine, IL, Jan. 27: Madison College vs. Harper College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 31 44 75
Harper College 23 34 57

Madison College:
Markus Tobias: 20 pts. (10 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Cortez McCree: 13 pts. (4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 3 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Ethan Lurquin: 11 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Harper College:
Marcus Gatlin: 23 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Allias Burnett: 14 pts. (8 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Abdul Mushtaq: 12 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 8-13
N4C Conference Record: 2-5

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published January 29, 2016.

In Memoriam: Donald J. Schinker

Donald J. Schinker, former Auto Tech Instructor, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oregon.

For more information, see his full obituary online. Friends are encouraged to share memories of Schinker on the website.

Published January 27, 2016.

WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's men's basketball and women’s basketball.

Recent results:

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Madison, WI, Jan. 16: Madison College vs. Triton College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 31 29 60
Triton College 28 39 67

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 28 pts. (3 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 13 pts. (6 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Triton College:
Dante Thorp: 19 pts. (3 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Eric Gillespie: 18 pts. (5 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 7-11
N4C Conference Record: 1-3


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Madison, WI, Jan. 16: Madison College vs. Triton College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 22 10 19 24 75
Triton College 10 18 16 24 68

Madison College:
Taylor Nelson: 26 pts. (6 Rebounds, 6 Assists, 0 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Jenna Endres : 16 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Rachel Slaney: 15 pts. (12 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Triton College:
Alondra Chavarria : 13 pts. (8 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Coleanna Funches: 12 pts. (12 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 4 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Tashianna Walton: 11 pts. (0 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Candance Madison: 11 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Taylor Pate: 10 pts. (12 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 4 Blocks)

Overall Record: 17-1
N4C Conference Record: 2-1

Madison, WI, Jan. 20: Madison College vs. Milwaukee Area Technical College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 13 28 16 23 80
Milwaukee Area Technical College 16 11 14 28 69

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 18 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Anna Bunyan : 12 pts. (7 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Addison Hemming: 11 pts. (1 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Milwaukee Area Technical College:
Moriah Begin: 24 pts. (7 Rebounds, 5 Assists, 4 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tara Jefferson: 13 pts. (6 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 18-1
N4C Conference Record: 3-1

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published January 22, 2016.

Latest edition of Wood Moves available online

Cabinetmaking and Millwork program director Patrick Molzahn has published the latest issue of the program's e-newsletter, Wood Moves.

The latest issue features program news, including an internship program, an upcoming Edgebanding Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 18, and more.

This and past issues of Wood Moves are also available online.

Published January 20, 2016.

WolfPack Athletics: Friday Sports Roundup

The following are updates on Madison College's men's basketball and women’s basketball.

Recent results:

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Glen Ellyn, IL, Jan. 9: Madison College vs. College of DuPage
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 38 29 67
College of DuPage 30 39 69

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 19 pts. (5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kristian Zimmerman: 18 pts. (0 Rebounds, 7 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 13 pts. (8 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

College of DuPage:
Christian Mathis: 22 pts. (7 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Fredirick Joshua: 12 pts. (1 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Motor Deng: 10 pts. (6 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 2 Blocks)
Marcell Phillips: 10 pts. (1 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 6-9
N4C Conference Record: 1-1

Wausau, WI, Jan. 11: Madison College vs. UW- Marathon County
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 42 43 85
UW- Marathon County 33 30 63

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 24 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Cortez McCree: 17 pts. (2 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 16 pts. (5 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

UW- Marathon County:
Andy Yang: 14 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Michael Pecore: 11 pts. (4 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 7-9
N4C Conference Record: 1-1

Rockford, IL, Jan. 13: Madison College vs. Rock Valley College
  1st Half 2nd Half Final
Madison College 39 38 77
Rock Valley College 50 39 89

Madison College:
Ethan Lurquin: 25 pts. (7 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tyler Meier: 15 pts. (7 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kristian Zimmerman: 14 pts. (4 Rebounds, 4 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Cortez McCree: 10 pts. (0 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Rock Valley College:
LT Davis: 16 pts. (3 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Mo Jackson: 16 pts. (1 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Elijah Williams: 14 pts. (3 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Kooper Glick: 12 pts. (5 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Dalton Menke: 11 pts. (2 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Dalton Payton: 10 pts. (4 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 7-10
N4C Conference Record: 1-2


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Glen Ellyn, IL, Jan. 9: Madison College vs. College of DuPage
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 22 19 15 22 78
College of DuPage 12 8 8 9 37

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 21 pts. (4 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 3 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Rachel Slaney: 15 pts. (12 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Carly Johnson: 13 pts. (2 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 0 Steals, 0 Blocks)

College of DuPage:
Lauren Carroll: 9 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 5 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 15-0
N4C Conference Record: 1-0

Game Notes:
First Conference Game

Wausau, WI, Jan. 11: Madison College vs. UW- Marathon County
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 21 18 9 14 62
UW- Marathon County 6 10 8 12 36

Madison College:
Rachel Slaney: 14 pts. (8 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 3 Steals, 2 Blocks)
Jenna Endres: 12 pts. (1 Rebounds, 1 Assists, 1 Steals, 0 Blocks)

UW- Marathon County:
Talyn Jones: 11 pts. (8 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)

Overall Record: 16-0
N4C Conference Record: 1-0

Rockford, IL, Jan. 13: Madison College vs. Rock Valley College
  1st Qtr 2nd Qtr 3rd Qtr 4th Qtr Final
Madison College 10 18 15 12 55
Rock Valley College 12 18 20 16 66

Madison College:
Jenna Endres: 14 pts. (1 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 2 Steals, 1 Blocks)
Rachel Slaney: 10 pts. (7 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 5 Steals, 1 Blocks)

Rock Valley College:
Brianna Davis: 18 pts. (2 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 2 Steals, 0 Blocks)
Tierra McGowan: 12 pts. (9 Rebounds, 0 Assists, 0 Steals, 2 Blocks)

Overall Record: 16-1
N4C Conference Record: 1-1

For more information including news, records and statistics, visit the Madison Athletics website.

Questions? Contact Jason Verhelst, sports information director, at (608) 245-2102.

Published January 15, 2016. Updated January 22, 2016.

Woodwork Career Alliance's Sawblade Credential adopted as recognized credential

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the WI Department of Workforce Development (DWD) informed Cabinetmaking and Millwork Program Director Patrick Molzahn that the Woodwork Career Alliance’s Sawblade Credential was officially adopted as a recognized credential for secondary education in the state.

Molzahn writes:

“On behalf of the WCA and the high school teachers who petitioned the state to be included, a big thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support.

In 2013, Governor Walker signed ACT 59. This grant awards up to $1,000 per student to school districts for high school graduates that earn industry-recognized certifications. When the legislation was written, the Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA) credential was not included on the list of recognized credentials.

This past November, the DWD allowed credentialing organizations to petition to be included. This effort is the culmination of two years of dialogue, countless e-mails and numerous phone conversations. I was told that of the seven applications submitted, the WCA was the only credential to be accepted as part of the appeals process!

To prove this victory worthwhile, educators and industry members need to be proactive and embrace the WCA credential.

Wisconsin has one of the largest groups of WCA Accredited Evaluators and WCA EDUcation members in the country. To quote our state motto, let’s continue to move forward and set an example by embracing the WCA credential to improve our Wood Manufacturing workforce."

Recommendations:

  • Teachers: If you are not a WCA EDUcation member, join and get trained as a WCA Accredited Skill Evaluator. Visit the WCA’s website for more information.
  • Industry members: Get to know the schools and teachers who are offering this credential to their students. List the WCA credential as a preference when advertising jobs. Consider using the WCA credentialing system in house to train and provide a path for advancement.

Published January 15, 2016.

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