The Wood Manufacturing Council offers classroom presentations on career opportunities in our sector—from trades and apprenticeships, to shop supervisors and even top-level management. We present to audiences across Canada, working with industry, schools and community groups to open young minds to the broad spectrum of opportunities in the advanced wood manufacturing industry. Our goal is to present a career pathway to young people who are technically inclined, creative problem-solvers, and like working with their hands.
WoodLINKS is an industry-developed high school curriculum that provides woodworking certification for graduates. The program outlines the entry-level skills and knowledge students need to pursue a career in wood manufacturing, and provides teachers with the resources and assessment tools they need to ensure their students start out on the right path.
As someone involved in the education system, you care about the future of Canada’s students. You want to see them take the necessary steps to prepare for a career that will bring satisfaction and fulfillment—a career that is exciting, modern, sophisticated and full of opportunity.
Advanced wood manufacturing offers all that and more. It uses high-tech equipment to transform lumber, wood chips and panel products into a wide range of manufactured products, including millwork; furniture, flooring, windows and doors, pre-fabricated buildings and engineered wood products.
There are many doors open to students who want to work in this sector:
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, student or counsellor, this website will help you find the best post-secondary program to fit your needs. We can connect you to colleges, universities and employers across the country to help you explore your options. We also offer our own cutting-edge program—an industry-developed high school curriculum that provides woodworking certification for graduates. WoodLINKS can be used as a school-to-work or school-to-post-secondary program. And if you still want more information, you can request an in-person from one of our experts.
An industry-developed high school curriculum that provides woodworking certification for graduates.More